A to Z Challenge: April Fools Day Fail

My middle daughter is smarter than the average sleeping bear.

Yesterday was a day without most of my children.  My oldest child, Conner was off at a boy scout camp out in southern Oklahoma.  My middle daughter Leigha (pictured above) was at a friends house all day and my youngest daughter Meagan was with her Grammy all day and since they arrived from their trip late in the evening, Grammy decided to keep Meagan through the night.

All of my vacationing children arrived at the house last night except for the youngest and we put them all to bed.  This morning, with the goal of getting them out of bed for church, I decided to play a little April Fools Day prank on them.  I crept into their rooms and told them all that Grammy brought Meagan home last night after they went to sleep but I could not find her this morning.  Kaylee, my oldest daughter shot right out of bed and wobbily began wandering around the house looking for her.  My son got up and put on his shoes.  I walked back by Leigha’s room to see what she was doing and she lay in bed with her head covered.

“Leigha,” I said.  “Your sister is missing!  We have to find her!”

“What day is it?” she asked groggily.

“It’s April first,” I replied.

“I’m not falling for it,” she said, and sank back down into the warm covers of her bed.

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

12 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: April Fools Day Fail

  1. Ha! What a fun story! Personally, I’ve never been a fan of April Fool’s because 9 times out of 10, I fall for the joke. Since I hate to feel dumb, a whole day of pranks and hijinks is a bit much for me so I try to lay low. But I was pleased to see it was on a Sunday this year–don’t have to worry about any tricks at work!

  2. Ha! Smart girl and cute prank. One year we woke the boys up at like 1am and changed the clocks and told them they were running late for school (it was winter and still dark outside when they usually got up) and they got up and showered and came down to have breakfast and we yelled “it’s Saturday! go back to bed”
    They didn’t and we were the fools.

  3. Our April Fool’s joke was waking up to snow! Just joined the A-Z challenge myself. I think it will be a great exercise in creativity.

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