Friday, April 8, 2011

April Fools Day

Ok, normally I'm not that ornery....really, I'm not! However this year seemed to spark something in me when I was presented with the perfect opportunity to play a trick on my kids. The school schedule called for the first day of spring break to start on Friday April 1, April Fool's day. It hit me so fast that I had to find a way to make the kids think they had to go to school still but didnt quite have all the details sorted until I unloaded my idea on my husband. He had the thought of a letter sent to the teachers that they could get to them. Genius! So I typed up this nice "official" letter stating that due to a miscalculation of snow days/ make up days they had to have school on April first for a make up day. I then wrote a note to the teachers explaining my mischevious plan and my need of their help. I asked that they would take the letter and put it in their homework folders to take home on Thursday, the day they thought wa their last. I sent the letters in sealed envelopes Thursday morning and told my kids how important it was to get it to their teachers. The teachers are fabulous! They went above and beyond and copied my letter onto official school letter head paper and put them into the kid's folders as asked. My kids came home, emptied thier folders as normal and the grumbles startes as my 10 year old read the letter. "How could it be? It's not fare! I'm so mad!" It was so hard to not smile or laugh and have to play the part of "that stinks, well they have to do what needs to be done so you aren't in school longer into the summer". Hee Hee! They went to bed at school night time, got up at school morning time, went through the whole normal routine and headed out to the road to wait fo the bus. My husband, 5 year old and I went to the garage and waited in the van for about 5 minutes or so and when we noticed my 10 year old start to get worried they missed the bus, we drove up the driveway and told them we would take them to school on our way to run errands. We pulled into the parking lot at the school where they started to notice that teachers vehicles weren't there and yelled "April Fools"! It was great! They couldn't believe we had tricked them and how good we got them. I loved it! If it hadn't been for the fact I had to play it off, I would have had my camera with me to capture their faces. Well, after that we let them in on the rest of our plan which was breakfast at IHOP. I fed them so little for breakfast before school they were probably wondering what was wrong with me and probably so happy to hear they got to go eat now.
 Good times, but it didn't stop there. I seriously have no idea what got into me this year but next year, I'm so watching my back!
Almost every Friday night is Fabulous Friday Dessert, this is not out of the ordinary for me to try new desserts. I decided to make this scrumptious looking sponge cake with vanillay frosting and sprinkles at that. After dinner I asked my husband to help me dish up dessert cause I was tired after a busy day working in the yard with the kids. He asked what he could do and I handed him a knife and told him to cut everyone a piece of cake. The kids all gathered around (only the 10 and 5 year old knew what was up) waiting in anticipation for their cake or in 2 of their cases, for dad's reaction when he cut the cake and found out that it was.........

 really a "sponge" cake. My husband gently pressed the knife into the cake and when it pressed back at him he was like "what?". So he decided on the "saw" method of cutting and then it hit him as he was sawing and I was finally laughing so hard I was crying as well as about to pee my pants! It was GREAT! The kids laughed too when they figured out what was going on.
What a good sport!

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