My oldest son played his first April Fool's trick on me yesterday. I had just woken up for the day and was checking my email (as I try to do every morning), when he came up to me giggling with his younger brother.
"Shh!" I said to them, not wanting Andrew and Lukas to wake up Lily, who was still sleeping in her room. Unusual, I thought, for a two-year-old.
Still giggling, Andrew said to me, "Mommy, come with me. Lily got out of bed by herself last night."
I looked at him funny, confused in my sleepy stupor and unaware that it was indeed April Fool's Day. "What are you talking about?"
I stood up and followed my sons who still giggled and gestured largely that I should follow them. They led me to their room and Andrew pointed at his bed. "See?"
On his bed, lay one of Lily's baby dolls. I smiled and shook my head at him.
"April Fool's!" he said, jumping in place.
It seems that my son isn't the only one who played April Fools jokes on people yesterday, however. It seems that Writer Beware blog author, Ann Crispin did the same yesterday, telling her readers that she was selected to write a novel for a popular Disney movie and was about to get pulled from the project. Most of her faithful readers knew she was joking when she mentioned a publishing house that doesn't exactly love her. Others reacted as though the news might actually be true and berated her. How sad. Apparently, humor is dying a slow death. Check it out on her blog if you want by clicking the Writer Beware link to the right.