Last night I switched my children around in their sleep. They all woke up in different beds, only having a vague recollection of me carrying them elsewhere. April Fools’! The idea came from an Austin, Texas, friend on Facebook. It turned out funny.
Do you remember how fun April Fools’ Day from a child’s perspective could be when the joke wasn’t mean or harmful? How fun it was to joke with friends and teachers, who I’m sure could see right through our unsuccessful attempts to keep a straight face.
I’ve already figured out what I’m going to do next year. Shhhh. Don’t tell my children, but here it is:
I’m going to get dressed really early and tell my kids we’re going to arrive early and unrushed for school. Based on our usual morning routine, it won’t take them long to figure out that’s just another one for April Fools’!
It would be fun to hear more from you about your funny, harmless elementary school-level pranks or jokes. Post them at blog.newsok.com/hiccups.
~ Lillie-Beth Brinkman, niche publications writer/editor