As the Bible says, being considered a fool is no laughing matter, so I will add a little disclaimer that this post is in no way condoning foolishness. However, I have to say I enjoy April Fools Day because it’s all in the spirit of fun (which the Bible certainly condones!). I sometimes wonder if Jesus ever joked around and played harmless pranks on his friends. I like to think he did. After all, I can’t imagine Jesus not abiding by the Proverb that says laughter is the best medicine.
So today, for the Thursday Three, I’m going to list three April Fools Day pranks. And then I’d love for you to add the pranks you’ve pulled on others or that have been pulled on you on this silly holiday. Leave your stories and suggestions in the comments section. Be sure to come back and let us know if you end up using any of them and how it turned out!
Looking forward to your creative suggestions!
1. The fake spider prank. Anyone who knows me is well aware of my arachnophobia. The sad part is, I fall for it every time! In the laundry basket, under my pillow, on the arm of my recliner… Shudder….
2. Setting the alarm clock ahead. A friend of mine sometimes pulls this one on her kids. She sets all the clocks ahead and wakes her kids up for school. They shower, eat breakfast, get dressed, and get their backpacks together before realizing it’s an hour before they really need to leave. Hey, at least they’re not late for school!
3. Forgotten coffee mug. If you don’t mind drawing attention to yourself, this is a great one to pull on total strangers. Tape magnets to the bottom of an empty coffee cup, and attach it to the top of your car. Laugh at all the people who frantically try to get your attention as you drive by.