Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's According to a Third Grader

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!

7 comments:

The Wilkins Family said...

I'm not much into the spirit of the day today. However, my sister has tricked lots of people by saying that I had the baby on Facebook.

Elizabeth said...

We just got back from a long trip and I don't think the kids even remembered that today is April Fool's Day. We don't do anything with it anymore anyway except for the kids telling us there are spiders on our heads, etc. Spiders must be big with little ones. I remember in high school someone was passing out chocolates from Cummings or Sees that were filled with cotton balls and tabasco filling. That was pretty good, I have to admit.

Emma said...

Tim thought we should tell everyone that I had the baby, but it's not that good of a joke when the baby's coming in a few days anyway. But boy am I glad that 4-year olds don't know what April Fool's day is.

amelia said...

Yeah...this would drive me mad. I don't get into the day either.

Lucky Mama said...

Wow sounds like Aren's sense of humor is getting even more refined as he gets older. Too funny.

Shera said...

At least he has not figured out the cling wrap on the toilet yet!

Coffee Maker said...

that taco bell prank was pure (or at least mostly pure) genius