Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April Fools!

April Fools pranks began early for us this year. March 31st, around 8:30 pm, we received a knock on our door with our neighbor informing us that some boys in a silver sedan just toilet papered our house. I knew exactly who it was, considering the tricks I played on my brothers last year.

We cleaned up the toilet paper and the oreos stuck to Brigham's car, and found a bunch of half used rolls of toilet paper they had dumped behind our fence. We figured since we had the supplies sitting in our lap, we would retaliate.

And boy did I.

After running to the store, I toilet papered my parent's house and then let loose on my brother's car.

First of all, Kenny left his car unlocked with all the evidence of their misdeeds in the backseat of the car - oreo wrappers and such. I felt justified in my retaliation.

I filled the vents in the front of the car with glitter and then turned the air to maximum so it would shoot full blast when the car turned on. Oh how I wished I could be there to see the explosion of glitter in the face. Instead I satisfied myself with the gleeful thoughts of it, as I saran-wrapped the car doors shut and stuck cotton balls all over the windows.

My brothers are still a bit amateur in the pranking department: toilet papering at 8:30 at night, leaving extra supplies around for us to retaliate with, and leaving cars unlocked with evidence clearly visible. I figured this would help them learn from their mistakes :) Unfortunately, someone April Fooled my April Fool prank.

You see, the next day when Kenny and Ryan headed out to the car for early morning seminary, no toilet paper, saran-wrap, or cotton balls remained. Someone had cleaned it all up. Despite still denying it, I'm sure it was my dad. He was the first one out the door that day and would have seen the toilet paper first, and then the car. Heaven knows, we're sure the neighbors didn't clean it all up. Kenny and Ryan didn't know about the outside of the car until the pictures of proof showed up on Facebook later that day. It was SO disappointing! (Blast it all Dad! I know it had to be you that cleaned it all up, and I will get you!)

One good thing that came from no outside evidence of foul play, was that Kenny was completely unaware, as he turned on his car, that anything could be wrong. And then the shower of glitter. Hahahaha, oh it was genius! Kenny and Ryan said they both were completely covered and it took forever to get it all out of the vents and off themselves. The church parking lot was covered in sparkles. Little did I know, Kenny had just vacuumed out his car and so he was pretty ticked about the mess. Well, you mess with the bull you're gonna get the horns is all I have to say.

Later my brothers attempted another prank and pulling a ziptie on a can of air freshener to keep it spraying and throwing it in my house, but it didn't work out either. But props to them for effort. I'm almost a little afraid of what next year might bring.

As for my husband...well he's afraid every year.

First for his lunch, of course I had fun.

I carefully hollowed out oranges and then filled them with fruit snacks, tapping the bottoms back up so that it that at first glance it looked like they were normal. In the empty fruit snack packages, I slid carrots in and then resealed.

Next I replaced the yogurt with sour cream before resealing that. Don't worry, besides that first surprising bite -that I seriously wish I was there to see - I sent pretzels along so that he could actually enjoy the sour cream and so that the food wouldn't go to waste (Brigham loves dipping pretzels in sour cream). Unfortunately, although he realized it was sour cream, he wasn't quite smart enough to realize he could indulge in one of his favorite treats and just threw the sour cream away. How wasteful!

Now this sandwich may look moldy, but that's just blue and green marker smudged on the outside of the sandwich sack. Pretty convincing? Well it was convincing enough for Brigham that he also threw his sandwich away, although it was COMPLETELY fine. It took a phone call home of him complaining of hunger for me to tell him to go get it, and eat it because it just looked gross.

Brigham also had a surprise that followed him all the way to work.

Too bad people didn't really participate -party poopers- and he said he only really heard like one honk. Maybe he was just to oblivious though...we can't be sure. Unfortunately, some coworker also blew the horn about the sign and so Brigham removed it before driving home. Danget, people! Play along! Keep it cool!

Now as for the kids, they woke up to get dressed and all their clothes were in different drawers! What?!

And as I told them, the milk was so cold it turned blue!


The kids loved every second of it and really get into the day. Lydia played tricks on her teacher at school, making her teacher afraid to call on her, and tried to switch the soaps around at home, but I caught her in the act.

Ammon decided he wanted to get in on the action and toilet paper someone as well. He said, "I want to toilet paper Grandma Becky's car so she can't get in!" Well, why not?

I let Ammon toilet paper her car as he wished, and he basically just hung pieces on the handles, mirrors, and windshield wipers. He was thrilled with himself, "She won't be able to drive! She'll have to walk home!" As she came out of institute, he said April Fools and we all laughed and marveled at the cuteness of it all...as I picked up the toilet paper so she could drive home. :)

That pretty much ends our list of April Fools pranks, but I say we had a day full. It filled me with glee! Nothing like a something to change up the routine and add a laugh to your day. Now to hunt down the person who cleaned up that car! Dad!

1 comment:

  1. man you are the queen of april fools- i am glad i dont live near you! but seriously, RIP oreos. what a waste of a delicious treat