I encourage a little silliness in our home when appropriate and April Fool’s Day is eagerly anticipated. My daughter and her friends have gotten rather inventive and it’s amazing to see how scheming they have become at the tender age of 10-11 years old. Last year they put a beef bouillon cube in my shower head that left me smelling like bulalo for a 1/2 day afterwards and this year there were “reservations” made for sleepovers from several weeks ago so that they could be in the house for the entire length of April 1. I had just completed an exhausting week so I was hoping they had more up their sleeves than I did or it would be a boring holiday indeed…
Well, they did NOT disappoint. Late in the afternoon I sat on the john only to nearly slide off the seat as they had smeared it with butter!!! Apparently they also put pencil marked “crosses” so in the final result would be hot crossed buns, get it? I was so icked out by my buttered buns that I quickly jumped into the shower and turned on the water figuring they wouldn’t repeat the bouillon cube trick and thankfully I was right. But I was so pre-occupied with my greasy cheeks that I rapidly reached for the soap (no embedded sand there) and got cleaned up. I reached for my shampoo and massaged it into my hair only to realize too late they had laced it with honey. Not bad for your hair, just a little messy, if you ask me. So they got me…well and good too, I might add. Later in the evening they attempted to switch my Coke Light with Pepsi but I figured that out really easy and in a wickedly clever move, they served me Oreo cookies (that I normally don’t eat) where they had replaced the white filling with toothpaste! I didn’t have an Oreo much to their disappointment but I had already been had!
I still hadn’t pulled a trick on the girls and they were getting rather edgy. They didn’t know I had already put several drops of red food coloring in their toilet water compartment so when someone flushed later in the evening it would be red (but it didn’t get much of a reaction…). What did make the evening, however ,was a classic sneak attack. I made sure their bedroom window was left unlocked and the screens open. Later in the evening… I snuck out to the garden, slowly opened the glass window and could hear them chit-chatting away locked in their room wondering how I would get to them, then slowly made sounds that I thought would get their attention… they didn’t hear or see the rustling of the curtains so instead I burst through the curtains head first yelling and the look on their faces was simply PRICELESS. It was as if a movie type monster had come in from the dark garden. If you can imagine Scooby Doo in mid-air flailing his legs but getting nowhere, this is how the girls looked. Their legs literally lifted off the floor, a look of shock on their faces and screaming at the top of their lungs! Priceless. I was giggling for 15 minutes afterwards. Yes, by the way, I am over 40 years old… And they assure me that they had a brilliant time. Happy April Fool’s to all!!!