My mother has greeted every April Fools Day since I was little by excitedly telling me, “There’s a unicorn coming down the street!” Now April 1st would be incomplete without talk of unicorns. A conversation by text message today:
Mom: There are unicorns all over our yard!!!!
Me: I have one in my cubicle!!
Mom: Are you going to keep it?
Me: Yes. The leprechaun and I are going to ride it to the easter bunny’s house for lunch!
Mom: I hope they all get along! That could spell trouble!
Mom (later): How was lunch at E.B.’s house?
Me: Delicious, I had a Cadbury omelette with sprinkles and a side of ice cream
Me (on my way home): I am on my unicorn!
Mom: I’m riding one into the grocery store right now!
Mom (later): Never take your unicorn into the store. They want weird things!
Mom: It wanted skittles and rainbows.
Sometimes I wonder whether Mark had any idea what he was getting into.
Photo by David Wolfe