Do you like April Fool’s Day? Or hate it?
It’s always a dangerous holiday around my mother-in-law. She is famous for her pranks… both big and small.
Here’s a few of her classics over the years:
One year she replaced our license plate cover with a very, VERY corny cover. My husband and I drove around for a couple of weeks before we clued in that we had the world’s dorkiest saying on our car. It was highly amusing to all of our family and friends every time we pulled up and it was still on the car. This joke would be really funny with sports teams. For instance I could switch my friend (who likes BYU) license plate cover with my favorite UTES cover.
We woke up one year to pink flamingos decorating our lawn.
When my husband was a teenager, she served his favorite cream filled cupcakes… except that a few of the cupcakes had cotton balls rather than cream. My husband claims he never ate one of the cotton ball cupcakes. RIGHT.
She had a giant sign made for a friend who had a pool and placed it in their front lawn. Apparently they were selling summer pool memberships that year.
Last year she made a flyer stating that my very unstylish and burly brother-in-law was starting a decorating business. She even snuck into his “Man Cave” and placed very gawdy decorations and photographed it for the flier. Then took the decorations away before he ever knew they were there. He clued in when he got a few phone asking about his style and his rates.
Do you have any great plans this April Fools Day? My tricks are tame and consist of a forward dinner that only looks backward… Starting with the Bakerella’s Meatloaf Cupcakes from a recipe I found on Tasty Kitchen. For dessert, the Corn on the Cupcakes from Martha Stewart might be fun.
A few other tricks might be the classic trick bubble wrap under the toilet seat so it gives a good pop when someone sits down.
I also love the old sheet trick. Tuck the top sheet under the mattress at the top. Fold it in half and bring it back up to the top like normal. When the family tries to get in bed, they will only fit halfway.
I better spend today thinking of a few other little tricks… If you have a good one be sure to share. With a trickster like my mother-in-law to live up to, I could use all the help I can get.