I admit it. About 10 years ago I ran out of patience with the normal April Fool's Day pranks from the under age 10 set.
"There's a spider in your hair! Ahahaha... gotcha again!"
I had 4 youngish kids, and ugghhh. I'd done it for 12 years already. I just couldn't take another round. So that year I told my kids that it wasn't April 1st. The date was actually March 32. You know, because we had to make up for the missing days in February.
And they bought it.
And they wrote March 32 on all their school papers. And they went all day long thinking that April Fool's Day was tomorrow.
They still think they were CHEATED out of the holiday that year.
But I think it was the Best April Fools Joke EVER.