Why I stopped playing pranks on April 1st

I know what you are thinking. You got older. Maybe even wiser. Prank gone wrong?  Or maybe you just lost your sense of humor.

While these could all be realistic scenarios,  I do still enjoy good-natured pranks as much as the next guy- just not on April 1st anymore. I mean really, I could have been a leprechaun or an elf-on-the-shelf in a former life. You can ask my husband, who often falls victim to my impulsive pranks any time of the year, I have an  ornery side at least a mile long. However a decade or so ago something changed April 1st, April Fools Day, for me for always.

April 1st

April 1st, 2004 our sweet Kaitlyn Shea entered our lives and we were blessed to announce to the world that she was born. Going into the hospital to have a baby on April 1st does lend itself to an element of “Are you kidding me?!?” but by the end of pregnancy when you are overdue by at least a week you don’t really care what day it is. Her father has always said he thinks she was just holding out for the diamonds (April’s birthstone). No matter the reason, she was worth the wait. She continues to amaze us each year as she grows into a beautiful young lady.

happy birthday KSC

She’s 10 today! As she grows, there are so many unique things I love about her right now. She always wake up pleasantly. Never annoyingly chipper and never grumpy.  She always knows where to find the needed craft or office supply. She loves education and her passion to want to be a teacher one day. She has an awesome sense of adventure.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her! I just know its going to be great.

So there you have it. Any other day of the year is free game for jokes and pranks but April 1st is a prank free day, reserved each year only for celebrating our sweet Kaitlyn.


  1. What a great reason to stop playing pranks!

  2. For sure, that is reason enough to always look on the positive side. She is a true sweetheart and love her so much.

  3. Aww, how sweet!! My Dad’s birthday is April 1st, too. We ALWAYS pranked him when us kids were growing up, though…Apparently that’s the kind of kids we were…
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  4. How have such a Cutest Reason to Stop Playing Prank on April First! Loved Reading your Post 🙂
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