“Mom, something happened to the milk. It’s blue!”
My daughter reached for an ice-cold glass of milk right after school on April Fools.
We laughed and she told me I was the best mom ever for turning her milk blue, but then she paused before pouring and asked, “What’s in it?”
“Food dye, of course. What did you think?” I questioned.
“Well, I thought it could have been one of your concoctions.”
What am I, the wizard of fringe?
I don’t stand around all day mixing potions, not unless we’re talking dinner and I am cooking.
If you follow The Domestic Fringe on Facebook (and you absolutely should!), then you know that late Sunday night, I was trying to think up an April Fools joke to play on my kids.
I knew I wanted to mess with their little minds, but I couldn’t think of anything, until I decided to dye their milk.
FringeMan said to turn it red, like blood, but I only had yellow, green, and blue food dye left. I don’t know what happened to all the red, but I suspect a whole bunch of pink cupcakes are to blame.
My children drink milk every single morning, except on the morning I dyed it blue.
The joke was on me, because the only creamy substance I had to put in my coffee was blue; however, after school, they all wore blue tongues. My son’s friend even sported a blue mustache.
Here’s the kicker.
My son asked me, “What’s in it?”
I questioned why he wanted to know, and do you know what he said?
“I thought maybe you were concocting something for later.”
Then it was FringeMan’s turn.
It took me all day to think something up, because my brain was foggy.
I blame it on the blue milk in my coffee.
So I settled for the oldest trick in the book, but I summoned my inner diva and put on the drama. I nearly squeezed out a tear.
I told a story about the cardiologist taking a urine sample two weeks ago to rule out a certain heart condition.
I know. That was a hard line to buy, but I have fancied myself an unlicensed doctor for many years, so when I diagnose, it’s convincing.
“The pregnancy screening was just a routine test.” I said.
All at the same time.
Then he said, “That’s why you’ve been acting so crazy lately.”
Happy April Fools
This joke was almost as good as the time I propositioned him with unsigned love note.
It’s not always easy living with me friends.
Did you mess with your family?
Please do share your stories.