01 April 2009

April Fool's Fun

We love April Fool's Day around here. I had class until late last night, so the only fun thing I did this morning was I wore all my clothes inside out (which Brooklin thought was a fabulous idea...and wore hers like that for the entire day) and I wrote all their names backwards on their lunch sacks, and gave them peanut butter and nutella sandwiches for lunch. They knew that the nutella sandwiches were for fun, because I normally do not share my nutella.

After the kids went to school, I went to work setting up pranks! First, I printed off these two signs (from FamilyFun.com) and posted them on the kids' doors.

Next, I blew up four balloons and didn't tie them shut. I carefully twisted the ends of two together, and then shut the ends in the door of their rooms, so that when the door was opened, they would fly around the room and make noise and startle the door opener. After that, I tore off a lenght of 4 squares of toilet paper and used a sharpie to write "Who goes there?!" on it. Then I floated it in the kids toilet, so the first person to use it would get a little suprise! Funny enough, London was the first one in there, and it did startle her, and she had to go bad, so she ended up having to change her clothes! oops! Caleb read the rat sign, and then opened his door and jumped in the air when the balloons started flying around the room. He blew them up again and set them up in the garage door, so when Brooklin got home and went to put her shoes away, she would get a suprise...and she did! She almost broke out her mad ninja skills on the door! So funny!

For dinner this evening, they were all expecting something fishy with their food...but we just had regular old sloppy joes. They were kind of disappointed, until I announced that for dessert we would be having fish sticks and peas. The "fish sticks" were really authentic looking, but the "peas" were not very fooling. I even pulled the "fish sticks" out of the oven to make it look more real. They are also from the FamilyFun.com website. They are made out of those sugar wafer cookies (the pink, tan, and brown waffle cookies) covered in peanut butter and then covered with crushed corn flakes. It was messy, but really fun. We had some of Caleb's friends over...and they were really leary of our dessert fish sticks. We had to convince them that it was really good.


Marnie Strasser said...

That is really funny! I remember the year you were here for April fools it was a lot of fun!

Rana said...

I always wonder when you do all these fun things if you remember any of the fun stuff we did around here when you were small? I tried to make each holiday special...Do you have any memories? Thank goodness for Family Fun Magazine tho ...it is the best. I think Marnie may have missed out a little. It's not very fun when there are no little ones around. No one including me did any jokes. Boring! What were the peas like BTW?

The Lathrop's said...

Sounds like a fun time - I like the balloon idea - I'll have to try that one sometime.

eekareek said...

You are such a fun mom. Every time I read your blog I feel inspired to be a better mom.