Aliens in the Apple

April Fool’s Dinner

Franci 3 Apr 2015 Family Food Funny things Kids

A few years back, on a whim, I decided to start a fun tradition for April Fool’s Day dinner: dessert for dinner (and no need to have dinner for dessert!). Turns out the kids think this is great, but the adults give a little groan at the thought. So this year, I decided to make waffles, and everyone could have any topping on it they liked — if they wanted all the toppings, that was fine too, so long as they ate it! For Ben and me I had some grated cheese and fried mushrooms too, and in the end the kids all had a cheese version too.

As for tricks… by the time we were done with school, it was already mid-afternoon, and I had to scramble to get a few things going. I colored the toilet water, put tape over the bathroom tap so they’d get sprayed, and I sewed their pajamas shut. Esther was very confused: “Mum, look at my pajamas! Who did that?!” So cute.

Comments (3)

evaholder 3 Apr 2015 at 4:14pm

Guess I know where to show up for dinner next April 1st!

joanbee3 3 Apr 2015 at 8:42pm

Franci, you are such a good mum!

Laurel 7 Apr 2015 at 7:23am

Hey, I think my kids would like this dessert-for-dinner thing … if I can remember it till next April! Of course, they are pretty avid readers of your blog too so they’d unfortunately know it wasn’t my clever idea. :-)