April Fool Memories

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Aging, human interest


April 1  

In Vermont you get a lot of snow – really a lot of snow!  But schools rarely close unless it's very bad – or unexpected – or both!

For years prior to Vermont, my son and I played April Fool tricks on each other – usually along the line of trying to get the other to look at some imaginary object or some event that was not happening.

On April 1 of his year in VT there was a 2-foot snow storm and school was canceled.  I knew he would not be happy if he got up and took a shower only to find out he could have slept in – so I woke him around 5:30 AM to tell him there was no school due to a snow storm.

His reply was along the lines of "ha ha I know it's April Fool and I am not falling for that."  I suggested he look out the window but as that had been our usual "fool" he refused.  He got up and was heading for a shower and I tried most seriously to again tell him there was no school.

I forget how I managed to convince him to look out a window – but he finally did. 

His words were not appropriate for a family-friendly blog so I won't print them

It was such a funny experience I recall it most every April 1 – and especially on days like today when my friends in New England tell me they got hit with another April Fool snow storm!

Happy April Fool

P.S. The story is true and neither my son nor I live in New England anymore….

What's your favorite April Fool memory? Let us know below in the comments…thanks

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About the Author

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.