Ha! Nobody likes this stupid day. If it's still April Fools' Day when you're reading this, consider saving yourself a lot of trouble by logging off everything, shutting off your phone, and hiding under a blanket for the rest of the day. You can't trust anyone or anything you see or hear online today. Today, it feels nice to read a book or watch something prerecorded, like an old movie or TV show. Then tomorrow, you can plug back into the world to watch and read about all the incredibly hilarious pranks you missed. After a year filled with so much death and shocking news and mental health degradation, I can't even imagine what kind of prank would be harmless this year. Hey, we learned last year that it is not only possible but deeply pleasurable to skip major holidays. So why not skip this stupid little one too?
This is the second April Fools' Day of the pandemic, when many of us have a good chance to avoid social interactions without being missed. Isn't that great? I scheduled this blog post ahead of time. Today, I'm logging into only my work email during work hours, and then I'm spending the rest of the day binge watching "Malcolm in the Middle" (currently free to watch on the IMDB TV app) with my 10-year-old daughter, who has become fascinated with this relic of 2000s pop culture. I just love hearing her shriek with laughter at adorably fictional villains tormenting their comfortably fictional victims.
Also Hal and Lois are #relationshipgoals. They're not parenting goals by any means, but their enthusiasm for each other inspires me to greet my hairy goofball of a husband warmly when he comes home from work. Today, I'm commuting directly from the office chair to the couch to the boudoir. The phone and internet are lava. So if you need me for something today... too bad! I'm not your mom, your wife, or your emergency responder, and I'm certainly not your April fool.
*end-scene door slamming sound*
🎵 "Life is unfa-airrrr!" 🎵
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