Monday, April 02, 2007
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?
Posted by Pecos Blue at 8:15 AM