Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Bricks Are Falling...

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Years ago, my husband oversaw a project on a heating plant stack. The smokestack needed some brick work done and they hired a contractor to perform the repairs. One morning in the middle of the job, a few of the heating plant employees called up my husband and let him know that bricks were falling off the top of the stack, endangering those passing by. When my husband arrived at the plant he noticed several bricks scattered all over the ground beneath the stack. Before he became too concerned, one of the employees whispered, "April Fool's!" An elaborate and hilarious joke and he hasn't forgotten it to this day.

This morning as I fixed my daughter's hair, I told her about April Fool's Day and warned her about the jokes. She excitedly remarked that her teacher already told her about the jokes and then commented that she needed to think of one. Her example from school was, "There's a frog on your head!" After thinking awhile, her dad told her to point to the window and say, "Look, it's snowing outside!" She seemed happy enough with that April Fool's Day prank. I'm interested to hear what she has to say later this afternoon when she returns from school.

It has been quite awhile since I've played an April Fool's Day prank on my husband. This morning I called him over to the vent in the dining room floor and exclaimed, "Look honey, someone put crayons down the vent." He sauntered over, expecting a prank. Only this time I wasn't joking. Happy April Fool's!