I am so ready for a new month, and April is usually a good one.
April is one of the prettiest months in Washington, D.C. Dogwood and cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. Daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth add color and fragrance to my neighborhood walks. April holds the promise of warmer weather, running without bundling up, eating dinner on the patio–Spring!
April is going to be a busy month at work and at home. I have three different clients coming to town over the next few weeks (two from Australia!), and that means meetings, dinners, and juggling my usual schedule. My son’s lacrosse season is in full swing and his first prom is April 16th! My 10 miler is April 10th and then I have to figure out how to train for the half marathon I’m doing in June.
But first, I have to get through April Fools’ Day. I’m not too worried about my husband or my son playing any tricks on me, but my daughter can get me good if she thinks of it.
One year when she was in middle school, she distracted me while I was fixing breakfast, and put blue food coloring in my Eggbeaters while they were cooking. When I went back to the stove I was truly puzzled! I couldn’t believe the planning and scheming that took.
Last year she was at college on April 1st. She sent me a text message about getting a tongue piercing. Since she’s over 18, I tried to remain calm, but lectured her via text about the possible dental consequences. I was trying to figure out how to break the news to my husband when she sent the message: April Fools! Boy, did she have me fooled!
I am hoping that she is too busy at school today to make me feel like a fool, but I wil try to remember to second-guess any unusal text messages or phone calls I get from her.
Do you celebrate April Fools’ Day?
What’s the best trick someone has played on you?
Do you have any tricks up your sleeve today?