Our in own in-house comedian, Charlotte Carter, is here today preparing for the arrival of that one day of every year when “everyone” is a comedian. April Fools Day. Yes, she’s early with this but having a jolly good time takes careful and gleeful planning. Smiles are required so put one on right now.
By Charlotte Carter
BREAKING NEWS!! Romance Writers of American has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Each member will be honored with a lapel pin to mark the occasion when the awards are presented in Stockholm later this year.
“The members of this outstanding organization devote hours and hours of their time, often with very little remuneration, to bring peace, joy, laughter and love to millions of women readers across the globe,” says Bobo Bjørson, head of the selection committee. “If RWA members can keep our womenfolk happy, then I say they deserve the prize.”
In truth, I’m not one for practical jokes. But when my two girls were young, I did pull a few stunts on April Fools Day.
Once I tied the legs and arms of their pajamas in knots. By bedtime they’d forgotten it was April Fools Day, which made it all the funnier. Oh, yes, another time I short-sheeted them. They couldn’t figure out why they couldn’t get into bed. (Just a little trick I picked up in my college sorority years, proving my degree was not a total waste of time.)
For one special April Fools Day breakfast, I had switched the sugar in the bowl to salt. Eewwww…. Of course, I had to throw away the bowls of cereal.
So my husband didn’t feel left out, when I made his lunch I stuck a note inside his sandwich. Apparently he ate it without even noticing. (You can’t win ‘em all.)
The girls claim they’re still mad at me for pulling those tricks on them. I don’t think they really are. They just think their mom is weird.
I won’t disagree with that.
What tricks have you played on friends and family for April Fools Day?
Happy reading, Char
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