The Scariest April Fool's Joke Ever

Hello friends!

I can’t believe it’s April already! I am surely NOT complaining because this means we are getting closer and closer to the wonders of summer! I. can’t. wait!

Also, Happy April Fool’s Day! I’m not much of a jokester (that’s a word) myself but have had a few played on me in the past. They have usually been humurous, fun to laugh at and such. However, I can remember one April Fool’s joke my mom played on me when I was around 10 years old that has left me scarred! Mom, if you are reading this, you already know what I am referring to! 😀

I have a fairly intense fear of bugs. Not all kinds though- butterflies, dragonflies, fluffy bumblebees, lady bugs- are OKAY, not in large quantities though and definitely NOT near me at all! The worse kinds though, are centipedes, earwigs, spiders, slugs, alright you get the point, any kind of bug that is disgusting and creepy-crawly. I know rationally, I am about a million times larger than these “creatures” and could very easily squash them like a bug 🙂 but try telling that to me when I see one- on the ceiling while I am about to go to sleep, crawling across my floor, suddenly in front of my face when I am in the shower….AHHHHH! I am getting goose bumps just thinking about this!

Back to the story: so morning (on April Fool’s) I came downstairs to finish getting ready for school and have my mom brush/put up my hair for the day. I remember distinctly I was in the kitchen with my step dad and step sister. While she was doing this, she suddenly exclaimed, “Oh my GOD Tessa! You have a HUGE bug in your hair! Wow everyone, come look at this!”

Well I’m sure you can imagine I didn’t handle this very well. Basically I went into immediate hysterics/sobbing/crying unctrollably, until my mom could calm me down long enough to tell me she was joking. HA! She felt terrible about distressing me so much of course, and to this day, I sometimes bring it up to give her, if she is mad at me or were joking around, for a little poke of reminder muahaha

Although I can laugh about it now, I think I will be forever traumatized from that. It certainly did not help my bug fear which has only intensified to this day!

Question: Has anyone ever had a note-worthy joke played on them? Or have you completed a good one? I would love to hear stories!


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