Precursors of April Fool's Day include the Roman festival of Hilaria ...
Now you will find a TON of information on Wiki about how the tradition of celebrating April Fool's Day started and how it is practiced in various parts of the world, but I think the best information of all is in that opening line. In fact, I wish that we celebrated The Festival of Hilaria instead of April Fool's Day!! Wouldn't that be hilaria?! I think so. (And I didn't even make that up!!)
For my card on this foolish day, I chose to make a bunny rather than a fish. I was inspired by the current Lucky Dip challenge at Less Is More, where the theme is "Round and Round." Thank you, ladies, for another fun challenge!
More paper snippets used in today's card, so I'm off to Pixie's Snippets Playground to share my bunny with the gang there.
And the current challenge at Simply Create Too is "Easter or Use Bunnies!"
I had a few years of blissfully living in a land I like to call Delirium in between having a young son on the premises and now having young grandsons. Children, with their brutal honesty, have a way of bringing you crashing back to a land called Reality.
Why just recently, Henry was playing in the family room, I was in the kitchen, and Papa and Adam were off doing something. I asked Henry if he would like the Legos which are kept in a plastic box under Adam's bed just inside the door to their room. "Sure," he said. I dried my hands and went to their room, bending over in the doorway to retrieve the box.
I hadn't realized that Henry had gotten up and followed me.
Henry hadn't realized that I was going to abruptly stop in the doorway and suddenly bend over, so he had to come to a screeching halt just inches from my bottom.
Stunned, he blurted, "WHOA! You have a BIG butt!"
I thought about explaining how having a big butt is my genetic body type and that it does't bother me because I can't see it. Or telling him that grandma is all on-trend in this age of Kardashian big butts, but he's too young to know about stuff like that, thank goodness.
And anyways, I'm pretty sure he was just teasing me, you know? I mean, I think he knew he wasn't going to be here today for April Fool's Day, so he fooled me early, right?
Now where are those walking shoes I bought in the 1900s?
Enjoy your day of hilaria! Enjoy crafting your fishes or your bunnies and slapping them unknowingly onto the backs of innocent people and then yelling, "April Fool" and running away!
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