As I See It

April Fool’s Day

On April Fool’s Day, my grands love to play pranks on me… like fake spiders in my bed… salt between the sheets.   The young ones call and make up  horrendous stories… and I pretend and play along.  Actually… I’ve never been clever enough to think of pranks to play.  I think it’s my “Too Serious Nature” that keeps me from having a good old time.  Help! I have one day to loosen up a bit.


The April Fool’s Day practice began during the reign of Constantine. when a group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Kugel passed an edict calling for absurdity on that day, and the custom became an annual event.

At that time fools were considered wise men… so on April first, it gave the fools an opportunity to reverse their roles and play pranks and have a jolly good time. The tradition was adopted by the common folk… as a day they could have fun and not view life so seriously.

April Fools’ Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a “fool’s errand,” looking for things that don’t exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.

Talk about ridiculous and funny… You must to see this one minute video. What a prank.

Anyone have any good ideas for me?  I would love to get the grands back.


Insightful Nana

P.S.  Do you think we could package up this whole economy thing as an April Fool joke?   Actually… it is a joke…. don’t you agree?