(image from fabuloussavers.com)
But this year the twins are apparently able to understand the concept. Sort of.
Little Girl said to me, "Mommy, my teacher said it's April Fools!" When I agreed that it was, she suddenly got a mischevous look on her face.
Barely containing a giggle, she said, "Mommy there's a sucker on your head!" I pretended to gasp and check my head, and she laughed and laughed. "April Fools!"
This gag got less funny as the night went on, by the way. (For me, I mean. She still thought it was a riot.)
Anyways, this year there are some neighbors playing pranks on one another. For example, one neighbor gave another a plate of brownies:
Isn't that cute? (And no Ex-Lax involved. Admit it--you thought it would be Ex-Lax, didn't you?)
A neighbor kid played a less-cute prank at my house, involving a rubber band and my sink sprayer, so that when I turned on the kitchen sink I got sprayed in the face with water.
Here's a dramatic recreation with a model who is obviously not me:
(image from popularmechanics.com)
That kid is lucky she's not mine, and therefore gets to live to see April 2nd.