I grew up with two brothers, I’m the one in the middle. Then, I had to two boys. Let me tell you—I know what the meaning behind April Fool’s Day is!
Mom assigned jobs, and back in those days, there weren’t dish washers. Needless to say, I did my share of dishes. It could be my turn and my brother would ask to switch days, and I’d go along with him. Guess who ended up washing them? My younger brother was quite a bit younger than myself, but when he got older, then he became a problem. He’d tell me, I won’t peek or follow when I was with my girlfriends. April Fool’s! He was always around bugging me. Or, I’m only going to get one candybar and guess who would be out the extra cash?
April Fools, Barb! Right, I thought! Payback will be tough, brothers.
Of course, I always believed them because they’re my brothers. Why wouldn’t I?
Fast forward to my own grown boys. Now, I can sit back and laugh at the payback my grandchildren have done to them. I’m not sure if the payback makes up for the hose spray. Just kidding Mom!April Fools! Placing my Raggedy Ann doll on the toilet. Hahaha! April Fools!
You pranksters, did you know that AprilFool’s Day began in 1392 with the Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales? Experts believe there was an error in copying “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”. It said 32 days in March—which brings us to April 1.
There are accounts of trickery all through history.
In the Nordic countries newspapers have stories printed without titles. In 1857 England, tickets were sold for an event at the Tower of London, and it was a hoax.
It’s kind of fun to read about all the hoaxes and tricks through the years.
Have a happy trickster day!
If you have anything important to tell me, tell me tomorrow because I won’t believe it today!
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