(Gratuitus Zélie pic. … can’t help myself. She’s our poupette.)
It can’t be April Fools Day without sharing how many giggles are had slapping paper fish on the backs of your friends. I experienced April Fools Day pranks in America with mediocre hilarity. I don’t find it exhilarating. Then I moved to France and learned about the fish. Poisson d’Avril is more accessible to everybody and everybody gets to participate. This year, April the first falls on a non-school day. Our peanut gallery of Curtis kids snickered and giggled all morning while preparing a tsunami of festive paper fish. No cat, cake or Daddy’s bum was spared. Even little Zélie walked (yes she’s walking!) around with a festive fish on her back for hours. I think it’s still there.