After being a notoriously infrequent blogger, you are going to get not one, but two blog posts in the same day. That's because I'm also doing a PB Pitch Workshop on this blog. (I'm too lazy to make a new blog.)
By the way, if you wanted to join the PB Pitch Workshop and stumbled here by mistake, here's the Guidelines Post to get you where you want to be.
I'm Taking the A-Z Blog Challenge
The idea is to blog every day (except Sunday) using the next letter of the alphabet. I just found out about it, and thought it would be a fun way to blog more. This challenge is HUGE. I'm #1539 and there's more below me. Maybe they'll get to #2015!
You can find out all about it right here. So here's my first blog post for the challenge...
A is for April Fools
I love April Fools Day, as long as it's friendly. I'm not a fan of putting a whoopee cushion under my great-aunt's derriere, but putting it under my 12 year old son (who will laugh and say, "good one, Mom") is fair game.
One thing my kids look forward to is April Fools lunches. I do silly things like put goldfish in fruit snack packages or add food coloring to chips.
One time, my 9yro was so disappointed because I was putting a Pop-tart package in his lunch. "I don't like that kind, Mom, " He complained.
"Trust me," I said, knowing his fruit snacks were sealed inside.
After school, the 9yro came home smiling at the pleasant surprise. "How'd you do that?" he asked.
But I never revealed.
When two kids like the same kind of sandwich, I cut one diagonally and one down the center, then put a triangle and a rectangle in each. The love their mismatched halves.
My oldest son likes cold chili with chips. His lunch is in containers, So I wrap the containers in duct tape (so they aren't see through) and add a little color to the food.
In my opinion, the best April Fools Day is one where everyone enjoys the tricks.
Now, you can scold me for such unhealthy lunches, but please don't bother. I scold myself enough for both of us.
How do you feel about April Fools Day?
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