Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The BEST April Fools Day Joke

Dear Reader,
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I happen to think April Fools Day should be a well-prepared for holiday, so I'm sharing my BEST-EVER prank with you to give you plenty of time to prepare. Of course, use it discreetly and at your own risk. I take NO responsibility for your reputation!

This prank only goes over if you're single or postmenopausal and your victims understand that you're in no condition to be pregnant or having sex.

Setting: the family bathroom
Prop: an Early Pregnancy Test that you "forgot" to throw out or hide

I cackled the whole day I set this up and waited for my highschool-age kids to get home. And then I continued to laugh to myself as they used the bathroom and silently went on their way. (They couldn't have missed "the prop"--they were just too astounded to say anything! I know I'm the worst mother in the world but it was soooo funny!) A little while later I went in the bathroom and put the EPT in the garbage can, obviously trying to cover it up a bit.

Then I waited. We had supper, they did homework, the evening went on. I caught them whispering to each other once, looking very concerned.

About 10 o'clock I got in bed with a book to read. I'm there reading this good book, lovely golden lamp light pouring over my shoulder; I turn a page and listen to sounds of them getting ready for bed, the bathroom faucet running, doors opening and closing . . . it won't be long now.

A quiet knock on my bedroon door . . . it's Lisa.
"Mom?" she says in a gentle voice. She enters and sits down on the bed alongside me, "Is there something you need to tell us?"

"Oh, Lisa, did you see--in the bathroom?"

I cover my face with the blanket to compose myself. She can't tell my shoulders are shaking from laughter, not tears. I gasp, "Oh, Lisa, how can I tell you this?---APRIL FOOLS!"

Yea, she almost murdered me, but I'd do it all over again!

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  1. "~Oh, my~ This is hysterical...I love a nicely planned, shocking, but harmless joke! :-) Last year, Cleo put soda in a coffee cup & nuked it up in the mic & lovingly took it to Ed. After he thanked her, he took a sip & I will NEVER forget the puckerd expression on his face! Cleo & I simply roared!:-) "

  2. "Ferree, remember when I played one on Brooke when she had entered to win a shopping spree and I typed a letter and had my uncle in FL send it out for me and the phone number was for that Hooked on phonics....LOL I will never forget that!!"


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