Shannon Stacey

True confessions: I hate April 1st

I took this picture in our neighborhood this morning. I think the car belongs to a professor at the private prep school our property borders, so I’m guessing students.

While that amused me very much at 6:45 this morning, I can’t stress enough how greatly I despise April Fools Day. I’ve got a pretty healthy sense of humor but one thing I don’t deal well with, no doubt for reasons a therapist would have a field day with, is being the butt of a stupid joke or prank.

I don’t go through my day with the date first and foremost in my mind. Hell, I’ve been a stay at home mom for fifteen years. I only know what day it is by whether SK takes his music book or his gym sneakers to school in the morning. So my first reaction to reading or seeing something is not “Ha! It’s April Fools Day!” It takes me a few seconds. And those few seconds generally piss me off. Fake news reports are the worst offenders.

And then there are the fun years when kids want to do the whole April Fools thing but don’t really get it, so they just say something they know you wouldn’t like and then yell “April Fools!” really loud.

The cat peed on your purse. April Fools!

You smell like poop. April Fools!

I don’t love you anymore. April Fools!

I’m so going to put you on the side of the road with a FREE sign around your neck.

Mommy, you forgot to say April Fools!

Oh yeah. Right. April Fools.

Fun times, those.

So today I’ll just keep my head down and wait for it to be April 2nd.

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4 comments to “True confessions: I hate April 1st”

  1. Alison Kent
      · April 1st, 2010 at 2:18 pm · Link

    super duper test super duper test super duper test super duper test

  2. Shannon
      · April 1st, 2010 at 6:53 pm · Link

    admin testing here please ignore

  3. Annmarie
      · April 1st, 2010 at 8:08 pm · Link

    I hate April Fools too. My DH LOVES it. I wonder if it’s a guy thing?

  4. Patti
      · April 1st, 2010 at 8:26 pm · Link

    You must hate it because you are the prankee not the prankster. My mom once began the day with changing all the clocks and making us run to the bus stop an hour early…and ended it with a rubber snake in my brother’s bed and short-sheeting in mine.

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