Sunday, April 1, 2012
The earliest April Fool's joke I can remember goes like this: My little brother and I were playing in the living room. Our mother came rushing in to excitedly announce, "Kids! It is snowing outisde!" I should probably point out that we lived in Ohio at the time, so snow in April was not unheard of. Then again, we've had snow in Tucson in April before (no fooling, it was Easter Sunday to boot). My little brother and I may have taken a glance at the window or we may not have. The living room window had sheers so we wouldn't have been to see snow anyway. Exasperated our mother insisted we get up immediately and come to the window in the dininig room. Obediently, we trudged to the window. We barely got a glance out before our mother started shrieking, "Fooled ya! Fooled ya! Haha April Fool!" in such a weird voice that we way more confused by that than by the lack of snow (which we hadn't even had time to process wasn't there). So I'm thinking if you are a stay at home mom to little kids and want to play April Fool's jokes you're kind of out of luck.
PS... the hubby's family doesn't do April Fool's either being as some relative had the misfortune to die on April 1st and everyone laughed it off as a sick joke. When the relative was still dead on April 2nd, all hell broke loose and April Fool's jokes were forever banner. I married the right guy.
The Fine Print: Fool stamp by Magenta (from a stamp with a trio of fools), patterned paper by DCWV. No fooling.