7 Quick Takes Friday: April Fools Day, fishing in the cold, a dragon in the sky, a visit to a beloved playground, and the start of baseball season

How did you celebrate April Fools Day? We don’t typically do much, but as I was getting breakfast ready, I had an idea. Our boys almost always eat chicken noodle soup for breakfast, but I decided to keep things interesting and serve it in muffin tins.
I wasn’t sure it would go over well with both boys because our children like their routines. But they both loved it and ate more than they usually do for breakfast—which is saying something since they are good eaters.

That evening I made chicken lo mein, which might have been the best meal of the week. Everyone was eating it, and I commented how nice it was that we had found a meal the whole family liked.

“Actually,” said Daniel, with a sad look on his face, “I don’t really like it at all.”

“Oh,” I said, surprised and disappointed. “I’m sorry to hear that.”

Then his face lit up. “Haha!” he said. “April Fools!”

So he tricked me.

Rita Buettner

Rita Buettner

Rita Buettner is a wife, working mother and author of the Catholic Review's Open Window blog. She and her husband adopted their two sons from China, and Rita often writes about topics concerning adoption, family and faith.

Rita also writes The Domestic Church, a featured column in the Catholic Review. Her writing has been honored by the Catholic Press Association, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and the Associated Church Press.