Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool

My apologies to those who have been visiting only to find that I haven’t posted in almost a week. My head is hanging right now. The kids’ activities have kicked up a notch now that spring’s here and my girls are in a school production of Peter Pan, so yeah, basically, NO TIME.

Did I say spring’s here? Because when I woke to see 3 inches of snow on the ground I thought that perhaps a rogue time turner had thrown me back to January. Seriously, it was snowing sideways at 7:00am. Maybe it was the weather gods’ idea of a prank on April Fool’s Day. I wasn’t laughing.

Speaking of April Fool’s Day, I've got nothin.’ Not that I usually plan any elaborate pranks. I'm usually the gullible victim of said pranks. I thought of waking the kids with, “No school today! Look outside!” But I couldn’t bring myself to do that to them. In fact, I prefaced my “Kids, time to get up,” with “This isn’t an April Fool’s have school even though it’s snowing.”

If you have or work with kids, today can be fun. My 7-year-old tried to trick me with the ol’ “Mom! There’s a spider on your head!” After a brief panicked mental dialogue of, “Spider?! No way. Snow. Cold. Not Possible,” I dutifully pretend-shrieked, “WHERE???” (along with the accompanying hair mussing) while she collapsed in giggles and exclaimed, “APRIL FOOL’S!”

So, that's all I've got. I am the April fool. Have a great weekend everyone and I hope to get back to a less erratic blogging schedule soon.

ETA: Okay, very funny Blogger. You got me. Publishing my post as one loooooong paragraph instead of 5 separate ones is a total riot. But really, there's pizza to be bought, a play to attend. You can format correctly now.

How 'bout now?



  1. Formatting looks good to me. I was a slight bit peeved on waking this morning to Mother Nature's idea of an April Fool's Day prank.

    I miss the kids in the house. My sons favorite prank was to rubber band the sprayer on the sink, so when you turned on the tap the water spewed out of the sprayer right into your face instead. Then they would fall about the place in convolutions. It never got old for them.

  2. I'm glad about the formatting, Ann. It only took me 3 tries, lol.

    Oh dear! I think I'd have to serve chocolate covered broccoli for dessert if my kids sprayed me like that.

    My girls were scheming on how they were going to fool their teachers this morning. Not a fun day to be a teacher, lol.

  3. My boss and co-worker got me that morning! I was on to them though, but didn't let on because I'm a good sport.

    Sorry that you got hit with snow, too. We didn't get that much! Hope it's melted by now.

  4. LOL! Blogger has the best sense of humor!