April Fools

I told the children that it was April Fool’s day. Aaron ran upstairs and returned with scissors and a roll of black duct tape.

Miriam brought down little chairs from her bedroom, and stacked boxes filled with little socks and t-shirts on the seats. “Sno-cones! Get your sno-cones here!” she called.

I went to pick up my phone and found it taped to the table. When Brian woke up and emerged from our bedroom, he was greeted by strips of sticky-side-up tape on the hallway floor.

Two hours later, Miriam, from the downstairs bathroom: “WHY IS THE TOILET TAPED SHUT?!?”