Ugh, another “holiday”?? Who has the time? Not me.
I did actually think about playing a couple of pranks on the kids, but really did run out of time. I just didn’t plan well enough, and to be fair, some of the jokes that I liked were just too mean. My favorite? The air horn above the door stop, so when someone opened a door, the horn went off. I about peed my pants just thinking about that one. Maybe in a few years.
I saw something unrelated to April Fool’s Day, on Pinterest probably, but I decided to incorporate it into my last minute efforts of playing a joke on the kids. I saw online, somewhere, an idea for a new display on your smart phone: have your kid smash their face against a window and take a picture, then set it as the background on your phone. It should look like your kid is trapped in your phone. Funny and creepy, all at the same time. I tucked this little gem away for another time; little did I know, it would come in handy today.
After dinner, the kids were running around the backyard, and Mark was outside with them. I saw an opportunity. I called him over to the door, had him smash his face against the glass, then snapped his photo. He didn’t think much of it; I guess I do take a lot of pictures. He came inside and went upstairs, and the kids stayed outside for a bit. When they came in, I showed them this: