I started the day off making them their normal omelets and what they thought was flavored water.
I sat at the table and talked to them like everything was normal and waited for them to take a drink. Once they went for the first sip and realized that nothing was coming out of the straw, they both looked at their glass in confusion.
Aiden figured out what was going on as soon as he pulled the straw out of the glass. It took Holden a little longer:
Once Holden realized it was jello, he said, "Why would you do that?! Now we're going to have to throw my straw away!"
There were no other pranks until after dinner.
I made parmesan chicken with spaghetti squash for dinner. The boys were not thrilled. It took them an hour of picking at their food before I agreed that they had eaten enough. It was almost 8:00 when their daddy got home. I warmed him up some dinner and called for the boys. I told them since they didn't like the meal I had made earlier, I had made them a second meal: meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy (with butter), and peas.
Aiden said that he knew it was a trick as soon as he saw the "peas." They were "so obviously" Skittles! Holden went straight for the peas as well. He shouted, "Hey Skittles! It was so nice of you to give me all of my favorite color, Mommy." So the peas were quite obvious but definitely a big hit.
I think my favorite was the mashed potatoes and gravy. I used a scoop of vanilla ice cream and mashed it a little with a fork, poured some caramel syrup on it, and added half of a yellow Starburst as "butter." Holden was very hesitant to try the "mashed potatoes" at first. But after his first bite, he said, "That was a really good trick, Mommy!"
We had a really fun April Fool's Day. The boys are already asking me what I'm going to do next year!