Saturday, April 2, 2011

Obama is Coming!


Me, around 7:30, yesterday morning: "Kids, come in mommy's room! I've got big news!"

<feet scurrying to me>

Them: "What is it?"

Me: "Did you hear the phone ring last night around 11 p.m.?"

Them: "No."

Me: "President Obama and his whole family are coming to Orléans on the 14th of April, and they're looking for an American family to host them."

Them: "Really?"

Me: "Yes, they don't like to stay in hotels. So we need to get the house put in good order. I told them, 'Yes!'"

Them: "Yes!"

I proceeded to explain where everyone would sleep, and that no, they weren't bringing their dog, and yes, we'd ask Bernard to cook for everyone. Then, I pulled out the proverbial rug....

"April Fool's."

I really had them going. I probably should have kept it going until I'd gotten clean rooms out of them, but I decided that would have been cruel...

We do need to get the house in order, though. It's going for sale very soon, since we are moving to the Fontainebleau area... Sniff, we enjoy our little town...

More on this subject to come...

2 comments:

  1. Joli poisson d'avril !

    J'ai dit à mes petits élèves (4-5 ans) que désormais, à cause d'une réforme, les maitresses allaient devoir apprendre à écrire et à compter aux enfants, mais aussi à leurs doudous.

    Cela allait être difficile pour les doudous. J'ai dit que je comptais beaucoup sur les enfants pour les aider.

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