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This morning Cale woke up very excited since it was April Fools Day.  The day has never been one our family has done much with, but last year he had a teacher who went all out for the day and that made quite the impression on him.  I could tell by the twinkle in his eye, that he wanted to pull some jokes over on mom. 

Cale has always been a bit of a perfectionist and won't do things for the "public eye" to see unless they are just right, so I could tell some of the morning was spent rehearsing what joke he was going to pull on me. 

Finally he walked over to me with a smirk on his face and said "Mom, I am going to tell you an April Fools Day joke".  "Ok", I said.  "What is it?".  He then declared that his sister had spilled milk all over the table and floor... APRIL FOOLS! The morning continued on with the same types of jokes from him, and he sure was proud that he could pull off some April Fools Day jokes. I just loved how he had to warn me before he tried to pull on over on me.  I am sure with time he will learn that isn't such a good idea if you want to fool people, but for now it works just fine. 

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Apr. 1, 2009 at 6:23 PM


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Apr. 1, 2009 at 6:53 PM

How fun! My seven year old knew I would be going to bed after he left for school ( hub and I work nights) so he folded our sheet in half so when we got in we would get caught! LOL Too bad hubby always re-arranges the blankets before we get in! I made jell-o in a glass and put a straw in it and let it set while my son was at school. I told him there was a snack and some kool-aid on the table for him...he thought it was so funny when he couldn't get anything from the straw!

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Apr. 4, 2009 at 8:16 AM

how funny!  I guess it makes it easier when he warns you!  I'm scared for you next year though.  Hee hee

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Apr. 18, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Our son pulled some great jokes on his dad.  My two favorites:  one year, he replaced the top of the shaving cream with whipped cream close to the time dad awakened (otherwise, the cream would have dissipated, raising suspicion.)  My son and I were "near," watching my husband shave that day.  He kept using the whipped cream, not noticing anything!  Son and I burst into laughter and the look on my husband's face when we finally told him why....was the only time I have seen him look that shocked...incredulous he had actually used it, not noticing anything!

Second favorite was for St. Patrick's Day one year.  My side of the family is big on making green mashed potatoes, etc. but our kid took it to a new level, deciding to make dad's breakfast cereal milk green.  He got the food coloring out before I had time to explain and soon, I noticed how he had poured....not drops but poured...tons of green onto the dry cereal.  My husband did not notice it and added milk, still did not notice but after the first spoonful, my son began laughing and I was's teeth were BLACK.  All I could think of was what if he had to go to work like that, not able to get it off!

We had a lot of fun growing up with our kid.  Now he is grown but played a great joke on everyone at his office on April Fool's Day this year, then nicely helped put things back together. 

All of this we attribute to my husband's being the greatest party and game planner as our kid grew up...

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