April Fool's never really bothered me. It was just another day to go to school or work or whatever. I think the best trick I ever saw was when I was 21 and working in downtown DC and right there in the Washington Post was a full page add saying that because of the economy Taco Bell had purchased the Liberty Bell and it would now be called the "Taco Liberty Bell". The calls the government got that day were out of control. Pretty good.
But spending April Fool's with a third grader is much less exciting. Aren woke up before six o'clock and hasn't stopped trying to "fool" us. Here are some of the things we've gotten so far...
- There's a tarantula on your head!
- There's a daddy long leg on your head!
- There's a black widow on your head! (noticing a theme yet?)
- Mom look! It's a monster!
- Mom, I don't feel well.
- Mom, I have a thousand dollars!
Seriously, it just keeps going. I think this has turned into my least favorite day of the year...even more so than the day after Halloween when Aren is on his sugar low and the first day of summer break. Serenity now!