Remembering An April Fool Day From the Past


In Vermont you get a lot of snow – a real lot of snow!  Schools rarely close unless it's really bad – or really unexpected – or both!

For years, my son and I played April Fool tricks on each other – usually along the line of trying to get the other to look at some imaginary object or some event that was not actually happening.

On April 1 of his year in VT there was a 2 foot snow storm and school was canceled.  I knew he would not be happy if he got up and took a shower only to find out he could have slept in so I woke him around 5:30 AM to tell him there was no school due to a snow storm.

His reply was along the lines of "ha ha I know it's April Fool and I am not falling for that."  I suggested he look out the window but as that had been our usual "fool" he refused.  He got up and was heading for a shower and I tried most seriously to again tell him there was no school.

I forget how I managed to convince him to look out a window – but he did. 

His words were not appropriate for a family-friendly blog so I won't print them

It was such a funny experience I recall it most every April 1 – and especially on days like today when New England got hit with another April Fool snow storm!

Happy April Fool

P.S. The story is true and neither of us lives in New England anymore

What's your favorite April Fool memory? Let us know below in the comments…thanks



About the author 

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.

  • Great story, Lynn. My kids and I always played games of all kinds, did all kinds of creative things but no April Fools memories.
    My son taught me that memories live in our hearts. MIne over-flows with warmth. 🙂

  • I don’t know about favorite April Fools memory, but… simply because I was always “telling tales”, my kids NEVER believed me. So, April Fools Day, I would only say something that was real.
    It’s good to mess with kids heads now and then.
    also part of the UBC.

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