Happy April Fools' Day! Anyone pull any pranks? I'm not much of a trickster, I'm not so good at pulling the wool over someone's eyes, but in my younger days I tried. I remember one year I filled a glass with cotton balls and water and tried to pass it off to my thirsty dad as milk. It worked, for about 1 second. Then he got wise to my evil scheme. Hoodwinking is hard!
Anyway, hope you are enjoying the first of the month! Doesn't it seem like time is just flying by? I can't believe it is April... pretty soon summer will be here!
For your April Fools' reading pleasure, check out this interesting CNN story I read today about how the media likes to pull a fast one on its readers with spoof stories, as well as a few other hoaxes that were tried this year.
And now, I leave you with a April Fools' rhyme:
The maple syrup's full of ants,A mouse is creeping on the shelf.Is that a spider on your back?I ate the whole pie by myself.The kitchen sink just overflowed.A flash flood washed away the school.I threw your blanket in the trash.I never lie--I--APRIL FOOL!
~Myra Cohn Livingston
1970s Peanuts Cartoon via Museum of Hoaxes