Mama Diaries

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Fools

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!)

36 comments:

  1. Haha! So did they end up going back to bed?

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

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    1. No. I made them stay up and read a book! :)

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  2. Living alone I don't get the April Fool pranks , I do miss them though, enjoy them.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I tried to see your blog again. I got to the Frenchman part on your post, and then it disappeared. :( Hope it gets fixed!

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    2. Tried again and saw, "Chasing Rainbows," before it cut out on me again. I hope others are able to see and respond to your posts!

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  3. I would have been the first person to know there wasn't any school because I loved staying in bed. I continue to carry on a great love affair with sleep.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Lucky you! I'm too busy to stay in bed long!

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  4. I avoid people on April Fools Day. I am so gullible it never ends well for me!

    <3

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  5. The best way to fool is to tell the truth, seems they have that down.

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  6. Hahaha!!! I had totally forgotten about it being April Fool's by the time I got to school, but by the time of the second or third "rat" sighting ("Mrs. M., there's a rat right by your feet!"), I was fully aware.

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    1. Ha! Good thing the rats weren't real!

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    1. Maybe I should read the school newsletters a little more carefully!

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  8. Wow, I read this and thought you were right all along so the ending surprised me. Did you find out why school was closed? The only time that happened here was parochial schools take Easter Monday off.

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    1. I suppose the school was closed to allow travelers to get home after Easter. That's the only explanation I can think of.

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  9. So THAT'S why the parking lot was empty.

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  10. Heh...looks like they got you without even trying :)

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  11. Sometimes, the kids know what they're talking about. (don't let them know that)

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    1. I really do not like it when I'm wrong! ;)

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  12. Oh, how funny! Was it really for April Fool's Day, or another reason?

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    1. I think it was so that travelers could get home. I never did find out, though. Maybe teachers didn't want to deal with the pranks!

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  13. Like you, while reading this, I was expecting a trick or two. Then completely taken by surprise in a funny way.

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    1. You never know how you're going to be tricked!

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  14. I would've thought they were getting out of something.

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  15. They seem to have one upped you that time

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  16. haha can't blame ya for being suspicious!

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  17. LOL. At least you didn't send them down to the bus stop before finding out there was no school. I'm admitting to doing that twice. Once when school was called off due to the weather and once for a scheduled day off.

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