My kids usually try to pull some kind of prank on me on April Fools day. I've come to expect it, and am on high alert.
Yesterday, on April Fools day, I got up bright and early to get the kids ready for school. I walked into my daughter's room. "Time to get up," I said.
She rolled over and groaned. "Mom, we don't have school today."
"Yeah, right," I said. "You're just trying to play one of your April Fools jokes on me."
"Mom, I'm serious," she said. "My friend said so last night."
"Well then, she's playing an April Fools joke on you. Now get up and get ready."
I got my son out of bed, and prepared breakfast.
Both kids sat at the table with grumpy faces on. "Mom, we don't have school!"
"Why wouldn't you have school? It's Monday, and you already had a week of Spring break."
"Because it's April Fools day, and nobody wants to go to school on April Fools."
I shook my head. "Fine. I'm going to call the school and see if you're right." I got on the phone.
And guess what? The school was closed!
(I guess I'm the April Fool...again!)