I love April Fool’s Day. I’m terrible at pranks, though. I’m the person who can’t make it through the first two lines of a joke without dissolving into peals of laughter, ruining the timing and the whole thing. I’m the one hovering behind you as you’re about to sit on a whoopie cushion choking down chuckles loud enough to make it pathetically apparent something’s up. In short, I’m a terrible comedian.
After several years of decreasingly original attempts to fool my husband into thinking I’ve a) signed up for plastic surgery b) driven the car through the garage door or c) brought home a new pet, I’ve given up and instead focused on the much funnier attempts of other people. Even dog lovers have gotten in on the yukks:
Ikea’s entre into the April Tomfoolery is a doggie highchair:
The funny part is I bet I know people who would buy one. Not me, of course. Brody with food on an elevated platform? That would be a sight.
Kong’s entry from last year is awesome. I want a Douglas Fir Kong!
OK, I know this is just plain silly but it still made me laugh out loud. Dogs driving cars = hilarious.
It’s a day to be silly.
SILLY I SAY.
It’s also Kekoa’s birthday. I had NO idea! I was going through her adoption paperwork last week and I found that buried in there somewhere, which I had somehow missed before. Kekoa is nine years young! This calls for a peanut butter cupcake and a party!
I have a grab bag of random goodies here: books, toys, treats. In the comments, tell me a good joke, write a haiku in Koa’s honor, post a witty limerick: I’ll pick my favorite and give you a choice from the goodie bag!