My sister has always loved April Fool's Day, and she encouraged my kids (from the time they could WALK) to play pranks on Jerry and me. She gave them ideas, and we had to pretend to fall for the pranks. The kids thought it was a blast ;)
I will never forget April Fool's Day in 2010...
When I went to pick up Eli from preschool, he was very upset. He told me that he got in trouble at school, but he "didn't do anything wrong". So when I asked his teacher, she told me what had happened.
|Eli in March 2010... so sweet!|
The kids (four year olds) were all in line in the cafeteria to get their lunches, when suddenly Eli collapsed to the ground. He was on his back, totally still. His teacher asked him if he was okay, and there was no response. She asked again, and still no response. She was really starting to panic at this point, and she went over to check on him. She got down next to him, trying to figure out what was wrong, when Eli opened his eyes and said, "April Fools!"
His teacher didn't find it funny at all (and who could blame her?), but Eli was really upset that his "joke" wasn't funny. (I was having a hard time even believing that a four-year old could come up with a trick like that! haha). I actually felt really bad for him, because he didn't understand why it was wrong; he just played a trick on April Fool's Day, and that was all he knew. But anyway, every April first, I think of that story! ;)
Today, I had three miles on the schedule. My legs are so sore! It's my calves and my shins--they don't feel injured, but just that normal soreness when you haven't exercised in a long time. Except I have. So I have no idea why they are so sore!
I took Joey with me, but he was really wound up today, and it was hard to run with him. We didn't go to the park, but ran near my house instead, which made it more difficult. I had to make him heel while we ran on a highly trafficked road. Then, he kept darting after squirrels and birds. My lower legs were so sore that I just was not in the mood to deal with it, so after a half-mile, I turned around and we ran home, where I dropped him off. All I wanted was to run a slow, easy pace, and to zone out.
After I dropped him off, my mind was much more relaxed. My body was still really feeling beat up, though. I ran slowly, and tried to focus on having good form. I finished my three miles, but it was really difficult. Yesterday's run was much easier, even though my pace was a lot faster!
I'm going to keep this super short, because I'm really not feeling good tonight. Anyone play any fun tricks for April Fool's Day? Or get fooled by someone else? ;)