April Fool’s Day

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I’m warming up to the idea that this year, with both a 3 and 1 year old in the house that it is high time we do some April Fool’s planning.

Wikepedia defines this fun day as “April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on fool’s errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an “April Fool”.[1] Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day. Another origin is that April 1 was counted the first day of the year in France. When King Charles IX changed that to January 1, some people stayed with April 1. Those who did were called “April Fools” and were taunted by their neighbors.”

Tip Junkie has a ton of great ideas that she has found throughout the Internet. I found on FamilyFun.com a ton of ideas. Their top ten were actually do-able. I may try to incorporate one or two in our house tomorrow.
I think we’ll do the “Big Foot” where we will crumple up newspaper and stuffed it into the toes of Daddy’s shoes. We’ll have to see how long it takes him to figure out why they are suddenly too small. The kids likely won’t really understand it but I’ll have fun encouraging them to do it while taking photographic evidence.
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Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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  1. Hah – I love this idea. Can I do it to Dave tomorrow even though it will be April 2nd by then?

    How did it work out for you? Can’t wait to see the pics!

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