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Apr 01 2008

Hey, check out the calendar

Yes, it’s April 1st, aka April Fools’ Day. So far, breezing through the blogosphere, I’ve come across three pregnancies and one “I have to quit the blog because my HR department found out about it.” I’m sure there will be more throughout the day.

But not from me. For I hate, with the passion of a thousand suns, April Fools Day. Right now my boys don’t know of the cultural (in)significance of the day, and the later they do, the better for me. I don’t want to try to be surprised or amused by salt in the sugar bowl or Saran Wrap on the toilet seat.

Before you think I’m some sort of AF Day Scrooge, go read the post I wrote two years ago about AF Day and why I hate it so much. That event was nine years ago and I’m still trying to recover.

So today I’ll grimly chuckle over AF posts in the blogosphere and in the news. I’ll keep an eye on A and his friend. I’ll run errands in preparation of my scrapbooking retreat this weekend. But I will not participate in AF pranks today. I’m scarred for life. ; )

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  1. ChiTown Girl

    The morning DJ that I listen to hear has been working on pranks for about a week now. They always pull them on the news guy, who seems to be very gullible. However, all of the pranks are light-hearted and silly, nothing as horrid as what you experienced!!! One of their favorites (they’ve done it three times now!!) is to put food coloring in his coffee, so he ends up with a blue or green tongue. Another is some trick you can do on the computer that turns the whole screen upside down. I have to look into that one. They did something new this morning and used some kind of voice synthesizer to change his voice. He sounded alternately like Darth Vader and Alvin, the chipmonk. It made me giggle. Those are the kids of silly things I hope your boys discover, as opposed to Saran Wrap on the toilet seat!!!

  2. RC

    I understand, and my prank is pretty unoriginal and tame, so please don’t hate me! I don’t go for the nasty ones, like you have to deal with. No one needs to clean up my messes.

    So glad to hear that so many of us in bloggyville have such great news about pregnancies! 😉

  3. Robin

    Oh wow, that would have sent me completely round the bend too.

    I’m not really into pranks. Half the time I don’t get them and the other half they’re just not that funny.

    Maya’s teacher told all the parents this morning that school was closing four hours early! Talk about starting a panic as everyone tried to figure out how to tell their bosses!

  4. Denise

    Anytime, I can make my husband nervous, I seize the moment!! I knew the actual pregnancy would have tricked him asap, so I went with I’m ready for a boy!

    Funny enough, my *you are definitely not pregnant* friend arrived just in time for AFD.

  5. Denise

    Anytime, I can make my husband nervous, I seize the moment!! I knew the actual pregnancy would have tricked him asap, so I went with I’m ready for a boy!

    Funny enough, my *you are definitely not pregnant* friend arrived just in time for AFD.

  6. Laura

    I’m not a big fan of it all, either. I always thought I was a big baby about it. Glad to see I’m not the only April Fools Day hater!

  7. Mama Zen

    I detest April Fool’s Day!

  8. Michelle

    My fifth grader’s teacher told them that their csap testing got lost and that they had to start over. One kid freaked out and said “NO! I only had 6 hours of sleep”. ha ha I wish I was there to witness the hysteria.

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