Coulda Fooled Me


Have you ever tried explaining the concept of April Fools’ Day to a five year old? Well, I wouldn’t really recommend it.  They totally don’t get it. Everything has suddenly become an April Fools’ joke to my kids, and regardless of whether or not they make any sense whatsoever, they think they’re hysterical.  Here are just a few of the ones they created:

“Look, Mommy!  There’s infinity inches of snow outside! — April Fools!”

“Look, Mommy!  You’re not wearing any clothes! — April Fools!” 

“Look, Mommy!  My peeper disappeared! — April Fools!”

“Look, Mommy!  My hoo-hoo went on vacation!  — April Fools!”

Now, you have to realize that it’s my motherly duty to laugh at each and every one of these ridiculous jokes because they truly believe they are the funniest things ever.  I tried going to my happy place & tuning them out, but my twins are too quick to make sure that I am paying close attention to their every word. I just waited for their cues and laughed when it seemed to be the appropriate time.  Hopefully, they can get it all out of their systems today at school.  In the meantime, here’s an April Fools’ joke I’d like to hear:  Mama, you have to change the sheets that kid B peed on for the umpteenth time, make breakfast for everyone, empty the dishwasher, pack the lunches, cart the kids to school, clean up the two thousand crumbs off the floor, do the laundry, go to the grocery store, and drive the afternoon carpool — April Fools!


3 Responses

  1. Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. Girl, you’ve got your hands full. Sounds like you may have to start setting up a “mommy play date,” or find some other way to get some “me time.” It’s important for your sanity.

    • Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you’re enjoying reading about the craziness that is my world! Yes, I totally agree — I definitely need more mama time. My brain cells are drying up with each passing day. I’m trying to cook up a little girls’ getaway as we speak…. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog — please spread the word! Always looking for new readers… 🙂

  2. I feel for you. I only have one 5 yr old (the 11 & 8 yr old are at school) and she is enough to make me pull out perfectly good hair. Her newest trick is to “spy” on me..I’m never out of her sight. Too bad we missed the school deadline or I would be enjoying my “half-day” break this year.

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