…you ever played on someone or had played on you?
When I was a kid — I think I was in grade 4 — my parents played the best/worse joke ever. It was before school, so it was first thing in the morning. My dad comes into the kitchen and says our mother is freaking out because aliens have landed and so we won’t be going to school. His comment was met with silence of course, but he said it with such a straight face that even though this occurrence was highly doubtful, I wondered if it could be true. My younger brothers and sisters started to cry. I almost believed him. Then, being the oldest, I demanded to see the morning newspaper. My parents carried on this farce for 15 minutes saying there were no papers, no TV and no radio since the aliens had landed. When they finally told us the truth, cackling with glee, I was quite offended. My siblings had cried! Even I had begun to believe them they were so convincing. That was the most memorable April Fool’s Day joke I remember. And we did end up going to school. 😐
~P.S.~ See that picture? Those are the kinds of aliens I envisioned had landed.