Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy April 1st

Yes, finally - April is here. That means spring like weather should be popping up any day now.

And it also means that today is April Fools day.

When I was a kid my mother would always get me. And it was usually something simple like I had a hole in my shirt or a stain or there was a spider right by me. And she would do it with this really convincing look on her face and tone in her voice. I guess all those days of being in drama club and being cast in plays have paid off.

Well, I have been known to continue the tradition of fooling my family. In the years past I did a mean trick to my husband. He plays guitar and I found a realistic looking rubber snake that I placed inside the guitar case. I was able to plan the trick,but actually getting it to work was another story. That day I said to Jason, "Aren't you going to play your guitar?" And he looked at me like I had worms coming out of my ears. He said, "You never ask me if I am going to play my guitar, what is going on?" See, he knew I was up to something. He goes and opens the case and nonchalantly looks at the snake. Yeah, so it wasn't that much of a surprise. I think if I wouldn't have given a hint I could have scared the pants off him.

Today I have noticed a few tricks that I am not sure which boy is the culprit. There was a dirty sock in my medicine cabinet, a pair of underwear in the refrigerator and a small rubber basketball floating in the toilet. Tricky, tricky little boys!

But I have been able to get my boys. This morning was no exception. My oldest son, Taylor usually sets his own alarm and gets up on his own in the morning for school. This week since we just came off spring break he has not been getting up. So this morning I thought what better time to teach him a lesson and pull a practical joke on him. I walk into his room at about 7:20 and he is still sleeping, so I shake him and say in a very urgent voice, "Taylor, it's 8:15!"

Now that is a way to get a kid up and out of bed. He sat right up with a look of panic on his face. And I just stood there smiling - "April Fools!" It was a good thing I ran out of the room as fast as I could. He wasn't very happy. I am afraid of the payback that I know I have coming to me.

I remember once when I was a kid my friend Amanda and I decided to play a trick on her parents. While they were gone we "trashed" their living room, tipping over furniture and making it look like someone had robbed them. We even set up a video camera and hid. Looking back it was pretty cruel, but the look on her dad's face was unforgettable. I think it was the first time I had ever heard him swear. And I know he will never let us forget it.

So, did you pull any pranks today or did anyone get you? Or what has been a memorable prank that you were able to accomplish in the past? I'd love to hear about it.


  1. Every year I get my Mom with a prank about the toilet. I don't know how that got started but I was in my teens and I am 33 now. LOL! It's getting harder to come up with stuff!

  2. I am not a big prankster, and luckily no one got me yesterday either!

    Btw, I would have been busted on the guitar prank too. My husband would have been way too suspicious if I actually asked him to play. It just doesn't really happen.


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