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Mom Spot: No Fools Allowed

Ahhh, April Fools Day is here. There are times when I've wondered how this holiday actually got on the American calendar. I like having fun and all, but an entire day to make fools out of others? I'm not a fan. This year I couldn't resist looking up the origins of April Fools Day so I went to a website where you cannot be fooled (she says with a snicker), Wikipedia. Here's a portion of what is recorded there:

"The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year's Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references. (1392)."

Funny how that doesn't tell you much at all. And certainly doesn't warrant a holiday! If you decide to play a prank on someone today, at least you know it has a long history. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us how you tricked your friends and loved ones today... I promise I won't hold it against you.

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