Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Fool's

    Aunt Monica is the middle child. She is the person who never forgets a birthday and always has the perfect card for every occasion. No one feels left out when Monica is around. I shared a bedroom with her until I moved out of my parents house when I got married because we are sisters. The kind of sisters that laugh together because we know worry is a waste of time. She is the master of April fool's pranks and we wait for her move each year, hoping not to be fooled, again!

    Some day maybe I'll write a book about her funny ideas. Today was such a happy day as the birds are
singing louder and it was my daughter's birthday but today was brighter because I've laughed over and over thinking about yesterday's prank. You see, Monica works at the courthouse. She has a beautiful office and walks through security each morning saying hello to everyone. Her boss is the judge, as my mom refers to him. He has a serious reputation and some say he's hard to work for but Monica does well with him.

    Imagine a courtroom. Plain, a little on the cold side and you better act like you're in church. Monica has locked the judge's computer and attached a note saying this is the new computer system that is voice activated. She's watching from across the room as he reads the note. Then he says to the computer, "turn on. turn on!" Nothing is happening. I can only imagine what the spectators are thinking. She comes nearer to the judge and mentions that she loves the new computer system and he says his isn't working so she tells him to talk louder. April Fool's!

    I love her witty humor and wonder what she has planned for next year.