While eating dinner one evening this past week, Sydney asked me about April Fool's Day. I explained the concept and clarified a few details, like that joke has to make sense and that nobody should be physically harmed in the execution of the joke.
She decided that she wanted to try it out and since Ryan wasn't home for dinner, he became our target and we began to hatch our little plan.
For two days we practiced her lines. We went over several scenarios, worked on the finer points of how to keep a straight face while executing the joke and the importance of the "April Fool's" timing.
Here's how it went down:
Sydney (with a completely straight face): Daddy, I failed my math test. It was so hard and I just didn't understand it.
Ryan (very serious): What happened? I thought you knew all of the material.
Sydney (glancing at me while and waiting for my nod): April Fool's!! I did really good on my math test! It was SO easy!!
Ryan: What?!? (Looking at me) How could you do this to me?
It's been over twenty four hours and he's still pretty mad about it. He admitted that he's not mad about the content of the joke, but that he was fooled. By a six year old.
Did you pull any April Fool's jokes?
Two Weeks Later
4 weeks ago