The thing that still gets me, the thing I can’t get over, even years later, is that I spent the entire night before April Fool’s Day trying to think of the perfect prank to pull on my then-girlfriend.
I had no idea what I was in for.
When I woke up the next morning, groggy and a little hung over from too much partying, I completely forgot about April Fool’s Day when Dana rolled over and clutched her belly, saying she wasn’t feeling so hot.
But this was only the start. She played me all day long with the perfect prank.
Belly ache. Nausea. Headaches. Throughout the day, she dropped hints about not feeling so well. We were at my family reunion in Michigan, celebrating my grandparents’ birthdays, and here she was slowly falling into sickness. I felt sorry for her and completely forgot about my evil plans.
By the time evening rolled around and we found ourselves alone, away from the party and prying ears, she let it expertly, ever so subtly, slip from her lips.
“I’m … late.”
My first thought was: For what?
My next thought was: We’re too young!
And we were. We were young and, although we would later get married and become desperate for kids, we weren’t ready at that particular moment. I wasn’t ready. She knew it. And she let me sweat for hours.
God I love her.
It was the most evil April Fool’s prank I’d ever fallen for.
But there are, of course, others. I asked some friends about the best pranks they’d ever played or fallen for and here’s what they come up with to get your family on April Fool’s Day.
Have fun. And good luck ….
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