I don’t really care for April Fool’s Day jokes.
Among the few funny jokes, there are countless more that are insensitive, mean, and just plain cruel. However, I have participated a time or two, and my husband always tells jokes or conducts pranks that are pretty harmless and hilarious.
My favorite joke
In April of 2004, while we were newly dating, my boyfriend (now husband) and I played an April Fool’s Day joke on my Mom.
(Pic above is of Mark and I on our 6 month dating anniversary. Yes, we celebrated that milestone. Don’t judge.)
We called her on speakerphone and told her that after dating long distance for 6 short months, we were engaged. In hindsight, seeing as how much I really love(d) my boyfriend, I probably shouldn’t have had the phone on speaker for him to hear her reaction. I was expecting her to flip out – to tell us we were too young at 20 years old and to slow things down.
Instead, she was so happy that she cried. My jaw hit the floor. We were both shocked. I guess my Mom knew that Mark was the only one for me even before I did.
This is my favorite April Fool’s joke by far. Though I feel terrible for getting my Mom’s hopes up like that, I think she’ll agree it all worked out ok. And that was the moment I knew how much my Mom loved Mark. I never had to wonder if she would be happy when he eventually did propose a year and a half later.
(Shortly after our engagement in 2005.)
What is your favorite April Fool’s Day joke?