Au Pairs are both easy and hard to tease. Sometimes humor just doesn’t travel well across cultures, and what’s funny to one group elicits a “Duh?” from another. (Example? Black socks & sandals on German tourists). Then again, there are some pranks, jokes, and tweeks that seem universal (e.g., plastic spiders in the cereal bowl).
With April Fool’s day being tomorrow, we have a chance to play (gently, please) with humor, pranks, and silliness — all the kinds of things that delight kids and draw people into the family fold.
What pranks do you have planned for tomorrow?
Hi Au Pair Mom,
I need some funny, harmless, in good taste ideas for April Fools pranks.
A few years ago, we were able to put a good tease on our au pair. We live in an area where there are lots of deer. We gave our AP some rope and told her to keep it in the trunk of the car because if she hit a small deer with the car we wanted her to hoist it up on the car and tie it down and bring it home so we could eat it.
It took her about 5 minutes to realize that we were kidding.
Anyways, we don’t think this year’s AP is quite so gullible so we need something a little more believable. Any good ideas? CaliHostMom
Image: The old “Cherished-Item-In-Jello” Trick…from Kyle and Kelly Adams