April Fool’s Day– Prankster’s Paradise
Get ready: It’s that time of year again. No one is safe.
I am all for a joke or laugh. Remember ”Bloopers and Practical Jokes?” I LOVED watching it (I am aging myself; maybe “Punked” or “Scare Tactics” are better references). All of these shows pulled off elaborate pranks and made everyday April Fool’s Day. But in all reality, pranks that cause an emotional reaction from the victim in order to complete the effect should, in my opinion, be avoided . Not only is it cruel and potentially dangerous, but it sets a poor example for our children.
If even the hardcore April Fool’s pranksters could save it up for the one day, there are some pranks that are funny and appropriate for all audiences.
- Gluing down a quarter and watching people attempt to pick it up?
- Switching the salt and sugar?
- Changing the alarm clock?
These are just a few of many harmless pranks. I believe it is important that as we set examples for our children and emphasize the differences in magnitude of pranks. We also need to teach them when enough is enough. Even so-called harmless pranks can go too far.
I found pages upon pages about the history of April Fool’s. Since I am a huge fan of anything that adds educational value and is fun at the same time, imagine my surprise when I found this: Don’t Know Much About April Fool’s Day
What was your most memorable April Fool’s prank? Either as the prankster or the prankee?
Have a happy and safe April Fool’s Day!
Heather attempts to keep up a humorous commentary about parenting pre-teen boys, good books, bad grammar/manners/customer service at Cool and Hip, I Am Not.
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Tags: April Fool's Day, pranks