Many years ago, it was April Fools’ Day, and in typical procrastinator fashion I was like, “Oh crap, I forgot to plan anything.” But since I’m such a brilyunt person, I came up with a hilarious last minute April Fools’ Day prank. At least I thought it was funny.
ME: Zoey, Holden, we need to have a family meeting!!
6YO ZOEY: What is it Mommy?
4YO HOLDEN: What talk ’bout?
ME: Okay guys, we think you’re old enough to know something, but you have to keep it a secret, okay?
ZOEY AND HOLDEN: (so curious) WHAT?!!!
ME: Well, do you know how our family is a little different than other families?
ZOEY: (dying to hear what I’m about to say) Yesss.
ME: Well, ummm, so we’re actually not humans…
ZOEY AND HOLDEN: (waiting with anticipation)
ME: We’re robots.
And cue the laughter. Or not.
I guess my acting was a little too good because after a few moments of my words sinking in, Zoey did not burst out in laughter like I thought she would. She burst out in something else. Tears.
ZOEY: (sobbing hysterically) I do NOT want to be a robot!!!
Holden, on the other hand…
HOLDEN: (gleeful) I knew it!!!! I am a robot!! Beep beep boop bop.
Abort mission! Abort! Abort!!!
ME: April Fools, guys!!! I was just kidding!!! April Fools!!!!
But it was too late. Zoey was devastated she was a robot, and Holden was devastated he wasn’t. And I learned my lesson big time. There are GOOD April Fools’ Day pranks, and there are BAD April Fools’ Day pranks that will scar your children forever.
So a year or two later, I asked you guys if there were any good April Fools’ Day pranks you’ve pulled on your kids, and I got flooded with amazing answers. I promptly grabbed screenshots of the best ones and saved them, and then once again in typical procrastinator fashion, I never wrote that awesome blog post. Until now. Yup, these pictures are old but they are awesome.
So here goes, here are 15 hilarious April Fools’ Day pranks to play on your family that hopefully won’t backfire like mine did:
1. Cell phone sabotage
2. Introducing Oreo’s newest flavor—Minty Fresh!
3. Who wants a cake pop?!
4. Bugging out
5. “Can someone go wake Daddy?!”
6. Post-it prank
7. Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement > Enter Potato Words > You’re Welcome
8. I only have eyes for food
9. Doodie cookies
10. 2 liters of laughter
11. “Who wants brownies?!”
12. “Can someone please pass me some toilet paper?!”
13. Something’s squirrely around here
14. Peek a boo!!!
15. Awwww shit, who broke the TV?
If you liked this, please don’t forget to like and share it, especially with your spouse and friends so you can decide which hilarious pranks to pull! Thank you!!!
P.S. If your picture appeared in this, thank you SOOOOO much for submitting it to me years ago!!!