April Fools is not an "official" holiday in our house. And we certainly do NOT give gifts to our teachers, family or friends. However, now that my kids are at the age where gags are pure entertainment, I think I'm going to pinch them tomorrow - Wednesday, April 1st.
My subscription to Disney's Family Fun magazine has been my "Pintrest" since my oldest was born in 2006. The ritual is always the same: after I've read thru the month's edition, I rip out the ideas, recipes, stories that resonate with me and I file them in a large accordion file box that is organized by month and holiday. Don't I sound all "organized and fun"? But my confession is that I rarely had time to execute any of those great ideas! Remember years ago, we would refer to the Pottery Barn catalog as porn for us homemakers that fantasized about a decorated home? I guess you can say Family Fun was my porn for a mom who longed to be crafty with her kids. Did I just use crafty and porn in the same sentence? I'm sure Disney will be thrilled that I used that analogy. This idea is do-able for me and I feel like this trick doesn't have to be played on a child to get a good laugh, so adapt it to anyone you want to fool.
Fooling someone on April Fool's Day is another way to give a thoughtful pinch. The kids will get my sponge cakes and my hub will get the news that I'm pregnant with twins. Aren't I thoughtful?