Images by Marie Claire Idées

My kids are fantastic! They woke up at 4:00 AM this morning so they could work on April Fool’s Day pranks. They’re at school now, but based on last April 1st, I’m trying to be ready for anything.

I read that April Fool’s Day originated in France. We’re not totally sure how it works, but we hear the French celebrate by taping paper fishes to the backs of people they encounter. So, after dinner last night, my kids spent a good hour making colorful paper fish. I hope all goes well at school today. Crossing my fingers that no one gets suspended, beat up, or mercilessly mocked.

How does April First go down at your house?

P.S. — I’ve been reading Marie Claire Idées to learn more about April Celebrations here in France. They feature lots of fun fish projects.