at the table eating breakfast
Me- Hey Jared, I forgot to tell you I went by Lowe's the other day and found these seeds. So I picked them up for us to try. (hand them the Doughnut Seeds packet)
Jared - (looking at them and realizes they are seeds for doughnuts. his eyes get HUGE!)
Me - So, what do you think? Should we plant them?
Jared - YES!
Paul - (piping in) Um Jared, do you know what folks do on April...
Me - Paul! (Ha!) Jared, let's read the packet.
Jared - (reading it) It says to plant them on April 1st.
Me - When is April 1st?
Jared - I don't know.
Me - Let's look at our calendar.
Jared - (looking at the calendar and realizes today is April 1st. he gets big eyes again and a huge grin). That's today!
Me - cool! Hey, I'm curious what these seeds look like. Aren't you? Let's open up the packet.
Jared - (excited to open it, rips it open. gets a confused look on his face). That's weird, they look like Cheerios.
Me - really?
Jared - yeah.
Me - Hm, that is weird. (pause) Jared?
Jared - yeah mom?
Me - April Fools!
Jared - (laughing!)
He had fun with it. I gave a packet to each of the girlies too, just for grins. What's more is I made up a packet for him to give to his teacher - Ha! He really liked that idea, playing a joke on his teacher. He was a good sport. Even a better sport when he saw that I had a full box of Frosted Cheerios for him to enjoy for breakfast :)
Family Fun is awesome! They had some cool and creative ideas in there. I also especially liked the April Fools "meals" they had, like the fish sticks or the bacon & eggs. Lots of fun things to try in the future!