Monday, April 02, 2007

April Fools

Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cultures at the same time, from celebrations involving the first day of spring.

The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January 1.

So I tried to get my husband knowing that he would never expect it. We recently read David Sadaris's Naked--great book on tape for a long road trip. We laughed out loud many times.

Anyway in the book he refers to an incident where one of his family members begins using a brown towel as toilet paper. No one in the family knows who is doing this. As you can imagine it is a real bummer when you have just finished a shower. Anyway my husband thought this was so funny.

So mixed up various chocolate mixes and put it on a brown towel.

Voila, he said what is on my towel and I said oops the baby had an accident and I used the brown towel to clean it up. He did not freak out as much as I thought he would. I then told him April Fools.

So tell me did you get anyone good?


Paul said...

I had no idea April Fools went back so far. Didn't get to fool anyone. When I was still working in the elementary schools and it fell during the week it was a lot of fun. The kids' ploys were mostly so obvious and I'd get a chance to make silly responses to amuse them - "Oh, there's a spider on my shoulder! I love spiders, wow, that's great... and... there's a DUCK on your head!"

Keshi said...

LOL Pecos!

I fooled my mum after she fooled me big time. She pretended she was in a coma...not funny ha!

Later on I so wanted to get her I went n told her that he bro rang and he's in big she believed it big time.


priya said...

You really did a big goofy ther. I didn't do anything at all.

ghee said...

hahaha!thats a nice one!

well,we dont really practice april fools here,of course everyone knows it :)

this is a good idea,maybe next year,ill try to think of asomething to trick my hubby :)

lettuce said...

haha, thats a mean trick!

i had no idea it all went back so far, v. interesting.

iamnasra said...

Oh I missed it - Latley I have been so busy at work so April fool went a miss..

Anonymous said...

funny!! and i think the man in the pic is nice looking ;)
my net fren said he will quit blogging on april fools. hehe..

ghee said...

happy weekend!

Margie said...

Hope all's well in your life!
Thanks for the visit....I am finally getting to visit you....sorry to have taken so long!
Fuuny post! Lol!
Oh, I actually do have a picture of puppy jake's the 7th post down.
Take care!


iamnasra said...

A quick greeting from me to you