Sunday, 1 April 2012

A Short & Sweet April Fool!

It’s ‘Storytelling Sunday’ over at ‘From High In The Sky’ & once again I’m at home recuperating, so I’m able to join in!! Do pop over & check out some of the others stories on offer too, I know you won’t be disappointed!!

My story is one you may recognise if you’ve been visiting my blog since the beginning, but it’s a story that both my boys refer to on a regular basis, so I think I’ll share it again!!

We have a number of ‘House Rules’ in our family, including the rule that when the boys have a pack of Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles, they save all of the black ones for Dad. It’s just one of those things that has always been & both boys have always, without question, dutifully put aside the sweets for Dad, for when he gets home!

PastillesresizeWe decided to play a joke on them one April 1st, & bought two of the blackcurrant only packs & exchanged the outer wrappers with those from standard multi-flavour packs!!


Considering that they were quite small at the time, the boys took it all in good spirits & could not work out how this could possibly happen…how could every sweet in both packs be black??!!! It was just so funny to see the disbelief on their faces & listen to them trying to rationalise it all!!

We didn’t let them suffer for long & owned up to being wicked parents…& as it was now past midday, the laugh was on us & they got to keep all the sweets anyway…well except for maybe just one or two!! 

As I said earlier, it’s a tale that’s reminisced every time one or other chooses a pack of Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles…”Hey Mum, do you remember when you & Dad….”

I do hope you came unscathed through April Fools Day morning! I’m still sleeping for England & didn’t get up until 10.45am, so that minimised the risk for me today!!

Thanks for stopping by & do come back soon! Open-mouthed smile

14 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Great story,Sandi....a perfect April Fool.

Sian said...

Hehe! What a perfect April Fool - not too cruel, but funny and nice enough for everyone to remember with a smile! ..and I do like the sound of that rule - I might have to instigate that one here becasue black fruit pastilles are one of my very favourite sweets.

Thanks for joining in today - hope your recovery is continuing (sounds like it is with those well deserved lie-ins!)

Julie Kirk said...

A lovely family memory! Now you've got me thinking about black fruit pastilles ... mmmm

Julie J said...

Oh you wicked Mum!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is a fun trick and perfect as Sian says as no one was hurt :) Interesting rule too - here everyone would happily give your dh the blackcurrent ones as no one likes 'em!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great joke to play!

Ruth said...

That's a fun story!

Abi said...

oh wow! That is great! Such a cunning idea and I can really imagine them trying to reason it out!

Sandra said...

Lol ... That is such a good prank. How on earth did you keep a straight face.

Beverly said...

Ya'll were very fun parents and created a wonderful memory for the boys obviously :) Are no tricks allowed after noon there? Here it's wide open until midnight!

debs14 said...

Love this! What sneaky parents you are ...

Chipper said...

What a fun prank! While we don't have that rule in our house I do get all the black sweets as no one else likes them!

furrypig said...

that was a great April Fool's trick, I didn't realise there were blackcurrant only packs!

Gem's Crafts said...

What a fab April Fool's joke to play! I didn't even know you could get all black packets of Fruit Pastilles!