At five years old, Ells quickly got the hang of April Fool’s Day. Today at breakfast I told her it was a new month and after she excitedly changed the picture on her calendar I told her it was also a holiday of sorts. A day when we tell lots of jokes.
She must’ve discussed this with her peers and possibly teachers at preschool because she came home full of one-liners.
“Ba, did you know today is the last day of summer… April Fool’s!”
“Ba, tomorrow I’m going up to outer space and I’m going to stay for ever… April Fool’s!”
“Ba, I ate a pickle at school today. A whole big round one… April Fool’s!”
And on and on. I was only with her for a few hours for dinner and bath and I heard more than I can remember. She got me with the pickle one!
But I got her with this one, “Ells, our gas is out so you will have to take a cold bath tonight.” She looked at me, “Really again?” Me, “April Fool’s!” Ells, “I knew it the whole time!”