April Fools, 2020

So, it was March 31st, and we thought we should really prank the kids this year. In the past, Katie has managed some good ones, like emerging with ketchup all over her hands and face, to terrify the boys. It worked very well.

This year, in the middle of the pandemic, we decided to “get a phone call” and tell the kids that school was back on. So, in the morning Katie walked into their room, and I called her phone, and she did the acting. The kids didn’t fall for it at all. Not even a second. It was demoralizing.

Anyway, we went to bed that night, and then awoke to the sound of Liam vomitting in the toilet downstairs. He’d been sick in the night time just a few days before, as well. Katie, bless her, went town to take care of the kid and there he was, hunched over the toilet. She got him to stand up, and he was shaky. Poor dude.

Then everything changed. He stood up, stopped shaking, and said he was joking. He felt bad for stringing us on so long. It was all an April Fool’s joke, and we bought it hook, line and sinker.

Bravo dudes! Here’s to more practial joking!

3 thoughts on “April Fools, 2020

  1. Mari April 8, 2020 / 9:30 am

    Bravo you all👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Marie Waring

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  2. Marsha B. Eaton April 8, 2020 / 12:27 pm

    You reap what you sow! Good job Liam!!!!

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  3. Sarah Waring April 8, 2020 / 4:06 pm

    oh, this reminds me of the Xmas when Tim was down in Florida full time, and asked for a wireless phone. It was a very specific request, with a make and model number and so on. As a joke, we got him a purple LOONG corded phone. He did his absolute best to straight face it, telling us it was great, and he could make it work….and then we all caved and told him that we had the REAL phone he wanted….oh – the joys and woes of trying to trick your most loved family members!! 🙂

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