I always loved April Fool’s Day. When kids, one year my mother offered us cookies when determined home from school. Nothing unusual about that. She was a baker. These cookies, however were rounds of thick cardboard frosted with a thick layer of unsweetened baker’s chocolate. Yuck! She got such a laugh over it that it made us laugh too. Every year she would think of something to trick us.
Over the years I have tried to pull some pranks. Unfortunately, the closest people you expect and want to laugh sometimes are not the least bit amused and you become the greater fool. No matter how you explain it, it continues to backfire.
I still love to catch some unawares, but now I look elsewhere.
Smoking embers stir
Waiting to ignite a flame
Wait for season’s end
dVerse prompt is April Fool’s Day. Describe one you remember well, the best or worst.