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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