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Friday, April 17, 2009

April Fool's! What? I'm not late...just building the suspense

Yeah, so I finally got the April Fool's Day pictures on my computer! I think I might have had a little too much fun that day...

First off, I switched their clothes in the morning. I usually lay out both of the kids outfits in specific places so when I tell them to go get dressed, there's no whining about what to wear. They thought that was all I was going to do to them.


While da Boo was at school, her room was quarantined and the door locked. She didn't notice until nearly dinner time. Not the most observant of children. Would have been better if I had some yellow "caution" tape on there, too.

The Boy and I played a joke on the Man. He gave him a card that was glued shut. Then the Man played a joke on me. I have a wireless mouse and he put a sticky note on the sensor. Unfortunately, he did this after the kids had been playing on my computer so I thought they had done something to it. Not as funny as he intended but I'm proud of him for getting into the spirit of the day.

Dinner was normal. The kids were looking at me out of the corner of their eyes by now, wondering what I was up to. But all seemed well. Then the Boy asked for a drink. I told them that since they'd been pretty good all day, I had strawberry soda for them.


So what's so tricky about this? Well, the picture is upside down. That's strawberry jello in their cups!

Then came bedtime treat. Imagine their surprise when they sat down to this:


Chicken nuggets with french fried? Has Mom completely lost it? Actually, it was Oreo cookies covered in peanut butter and coated in crushed corn flakes. The fries were made from thin strips of breadstick dough that had been rolled in sugar and baked. The "ketchup" is strawberry jam. These are all ideas from FamilyFun magazine.

13 comments:

Me said...

You're the coolest mom ever! These are the things they will remember fondly!

SO said...

That is awesome!!

Nat said...

I love it!

Jo said...

How fun are you? I wanna know if Boo cleaned her room after that?

Jessica said...

Those seriously look like chicken nuggets and fries! You are always so creative!

Kristina P. said...

I love the food idea! You are the greatest mom!

Melissa Bastow said...

I love those "chicken nuggets and fries." That's awesome!

Jan the crazy lady said...

What a great example you are to others Jess. Keep it up.

Kristie said...

Looks like you played some great jokes this year!! :)

Jessica G. said...

I've lost count of how often Boo asked if something I'm doing is an April Fool's joke. Apparently, I've damaged her trust.

It was worth it.

Jody said...

Oh my gosh! You are the cutest mom ever! Great ideas!

Amanda said...

YOU ARE AWESOME! Where do you find the energy and the TIME???

Emma said...

You are the best mom! I love the pictures. I will have to remember these.

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