Friday, April 2, 2010

An April Fool's Gag

I think one of the best April Fool's gags I've pulled on my family was the time I purchased 2 lbs. of chicken feet from the butcher's and put them in a boiling pot and told my husband that I had a special surprise for him.  I told him it was an old German family recipe that my Great Grandmother brought over from Germany.  I told him not to look b/c it was a surprise!
Well, that just made him all the more curious, especially since I was guarding this covered pot and not letting him look.  Plus, the smell was really interesting, to say the least.  When I stepped out of the kitchen he snuck in and took a peek into the pot.  What he saw was a pot of churning, boiling chicken feet, complete with claws!  At that very moment, I came back into the kitchen and saw the combined look of horror, look of guilt at being caught looking, and look of trying NOT to look horrified b/c, after all,  it was a "family recipe" .  It was priceless and I laughed so hard!  It wasn't over, either.  I still had to get my son.  My son wasn't so complicated.  He took one look and said it was the grossest thing he'd ever seen and there was no way he was going to eat it.

Next, I took the pot over to my parents, where my brother and his family were over for a little visit. Again, it was so funny to see them trying to be polite at first, disguising terror and disgust at the thought of maybe having to eat something like that.  Chicken feet just don't fly in my family. 

What was one of your best April Fool's gags?



Unknown said...

Seriously- that is unreal! Chicken feet- gross!! Last year my daughter and I pretended she was kissed by a boy- she's 10- her dad flipped!! Happy Friday Follow- stop by my place when you can!

~SHANNON~ said...

Those are great! I may try it next year:)

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Debbiedoos said...

There has been a few good gags through out the years....yesterday my husband called me from work and said hey guess what? I just got a 4,200 bonus...I screamed in delight...then a pause, and he said April really do not want to know what I called him!~ Butt head! Thanks for following, following you back:) Happy Easter!

Sara said...

Wow, your godo at April Fool's! I am normally the one getting fooled at our home.Thanks for following me, I am now following you
Have a great Easter weekend

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Following you back from FF! :)

Unknown said...

That's hysterical. I told my class that I was quitting because they kept forgetting their homework and had a colleague pick them up in the morning and tell them that I left the school. The look on their face when they came into the classroom and saw me there was priceless.

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Amber said...

I think that I need to up my game a bit...I don't have any good April Fool's stories. Most of the time I actually forget about it :(
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I Dig This Life said...

LOL very good! :)

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Haha! That was a good one!!! I have fooled my family and friends so mnay times and got fooled by them too! :p I have a friend whose birthday is actually on April 1st and i we alwayssss trouble her so much on her birthday! She has to think like a zillion times if we give her any gifts or tell her to come anywhere cuz she wouldnt know if we are really surprising her or r v fooling her! ;)