Mama Diaries

Thursday, March 21, 2013

April Fools

Yesterday, as I was teaching a violin lesson, a five and a half foot tall creature meandered into the room.  It looked like Pikachu.  It stared at me and then wandered off.  A few minutes later, a three-foot tall Luigi walked in.  It paused for a few seconds, and then like the Pikachu, wandered off.  I wondered what these creatures were doing in my house.

Five minutes later, they reappeared, this time with orange jack-o-lanterns in their hands.  The Pikachu spoke.  "We're going trick-or-treating."  I recognized that voice.  It belonged to one of my offspring. The female one.

"Excuse me," I said.  "It's not Halloween. I think you're a little confused."

"We're not confused." the Luigi said.  "We're playing an April Fools joke."

I looked at that boy.  "It's not April Fools, either."

"That's the point," my daughter said.  "We're going to mess with everyone's heads.  They won't know if it's Halloween, April Fools, or just the first day of Spring!" 




Before I go, I just have to share some exciting news with you.  My book, That Mama is a Grouch, is a 2013 Mom's Choice Award silver recipient!    (And that's no joke!)

24 comments:

  1. LOL better to do april fools jokes early, then no one will see them coming. Congrats too, to your grouchy self!

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  2. Congratulations, Sherry!

    Your kids crack me up. ☺

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    1. Thank you! And my kids crack me up, too!

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  3. Congratulations! And what hilarious children you have. :)

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  4. Congratulations! And your kids know how to plan ahead~

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  5. Congratulations, and I might try my own trick-or-treat maneuver; but I think I'll ask for gift cards.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you! I like your idea for gift cards. But I'd take chocolate, too!

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  6. lol I like their idea a lot.

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  7. LOL! Did they manage to get anyone to give them anything?

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    1. I don't think they quite made it out the door. ;)

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  8. And a HUGE congrats for your book!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really excited about receiving this award!

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  9. That's funny. Your children are very creative. Who needs Halloween to dress in costumes!

    Congrats on the award for your book. :)

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    1. Any excuse to deviate from the norm!

      Thanks for the congratulations!

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  10. LOL!! I wonder what your music student was thinking of all this. : )

    CONGRATS on the book award! : )

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    1. My students are used to the antics of my kids. They just keep playing. ;)

      Thanks for the congratulations!

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