Thursday, April 1, 2010

Because I Can

So much for good intentions! I truly haven't had longer than a few minutes here and there in a while to get my wedding post done. But I will!! However, I have a brief ranting I must give in to right this minute and I can do so because this is my blog.

For the record...I HATE April Fool's Day. Why there is one day a year where perfectly sane and honest people think it's amusing to lie to their friends and family all for the right to gleefully shout, "April Fool's" is beyond me. Maybe my firstborness is too strong in regards to rule following or honesty or something, but having been the person doing both the pranking and receiving of the pranks at times in my life, I find the sense of betrayal I'm left with is stronger than any feeling of satisfaction I might have.

One April Fool's Day when we were little, my sister and I ran into the bathroom where our dad was shaving to get ready for work and convincingly told him he had a flat tire. We realized immediately by his uttered profanity that our joke had not been received with the same enthusiasm in which it had been given. As we ran giggling out of the bathroom (mostly to save our butts), I realized that what had seemed amusing to us actually caused him pain and frustration, even if it was only for a minute and I never forgot that incident.

Having worked in a high school for many years, I stayed on guard every April 1st and had to mentally prepare myself to ignore pretty much every word spoken the entire day. That can be fun sometimes, but when real life insists on going on at the same time, it makes for a difficult balancing act and one I don't like attempting.

So there you have it - criticize if you must and if you successfully "get" me on this or any future April Fool's Day, I will mostly forgive you. But if you must participate, I would appreciate it if you would steer away from potentially life altering declarations in your attempt.

Lest you think I'm channeling the Grinch today, I'll leave you with a few pictures from my outing yesterday to DC to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. It was a beautiful site and one not easily captured, but I tried.


Glenda said...

I've never been fond of April Fool's Day pranks myself.

Your photos are just beautiful!

I love you friend...always!
Hugs, Glenda

Tiffany Jones said...

Beautiful pictures! Wish I could have been there with you. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Jill, Working in an elementary school, I've never been a fan of April Fool's Day either!! Just a fan of the fact that Spring Break was almost upon us when I suffered the day. Your DC pics are awesome! Alan and I had talked about going to DC for spring break...changed our minds due to family circumstances. Maybe we'll make it some day! Nan

Hannah said...

I had good intentions of pulling a prank by callin in to work that I was tired and couldn't come in...until the car wouldn't shift gears so I really did have to call...