April Fool's Day

Today at school Liam and his classmates were invited to bring in an age-appropriate joke to share with the class. It actually took me a while to figure out why, because the last time I played a trick on someone on April Fool’s Day, it turned out badly. I fooled them a little too well, and felt really bad afterward; so I basically never did anything unusual on April 1 ever again. That was twelve years ago.

Flash Forward

So last week during Spring Break, Liam and I came up with a few jokes we both thought were funny and that his classmates would get, like:

Why is tennis so noisy? Because of all the racquet! (Yeah. There are so many things wrong with that one, but it’s good for 7-year-olds.)

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Abbott who?
Abbott time you answered the door!

And then there was my favorite:
Why are all the numbers afraid of 7? 7, 8, 9! (Read it out loud. It’s a play on words.)

Anyway, we sort of forgot about it over the weekend, and Liam apparently changed his mind and went with some classic Scooby-Doo cracks. Observe:

What is a ghost’s address? A dead end!

What kind of dog does Dracula have? A bloodhound!

Typical boy fare – his friends were very impressed. His mom lifted an eyebrow and said, “Interesting choices.”

Happy April!


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