One Who Cannot Laugh

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.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to One Who Cannot Laugh

  1. kim881 says:

    Your mother sounds like fun, Mary, especially as a busy mum she can’t have had an awful lot of time to prepare her tricks. I’ve given up on playing jokes – they always go wrong!

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  2. msjadeli says:

    That would be so delightful for your mom to see your faces as you bit into the fake cookies. Building happy memories with each other

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  3. robtkistner says:

    Sounds like these are good memories for you Mary, and that is wonderful to have fond memories… 🙂 I know I am probably in the minority, but I never enjoyed pranking somebody. I always felt I was being cruel…

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  4. I love a joke that you will remember like this….but those cookies sound terrible.


  5. Gwenhyver42 says:

    I’ve never managed to do an April Fools’ joke. By the time I think of something, I decide it’s a lame idea, and it’s almost April 2nd by then. But then I hear about some of the things my friends pull off… I guess I’m too honest to pull a prank. haha.


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