How do you feel about April 1st? The first day of this month turns my normally well mannered family into a bunch of kooky pranksters. Each year we pull a different April Fools Day prank on my husband, and each year he falls for it hook, line, and sinker. Many of these pranks are legendary stories in our house - like the time we put a fake snake in the backyard - which he tried to kill with a shovel. This year I think we have found the perfect one. My husband Mark always tells the story of how one evening, when he was about 17 years old, he came home late and hungry. He went to the refrigerator and spied some chocolate pudding on a back shelf. He was so happy and grabbed a spoon to dig in. What he got instead was a mouthful of GRAVY!! So this is what we all decided would be our April Fools joke '09. It took me awhile to find just the right dark gravy, but I finally did. So there it sits - just waiting for my unsuspecting chocolate obsessed guy to find. Of course I have some real chocolate pudding on hand to give him immediately afterward. This should be interesting. April Fools!!
P.S. Mark did fall for this joke - he took one bite... made a funny face, and then began to get this painful, yet amused smile. I quickly showed him where the "real" pudding was -- to which he exclaimed, "Just for that, I'm taking two!!"
Fruits and Nuts