Friday, 1 April 2011

Is April Fools Day be better then Christmas?

Hello Cubicle Buddies!
Hope you had a great April Fools Day!
My oldest, Ryanne, couldn't stop planning and plotting yesterday...and she is only 6 years old!  I think she gets this from her Grandpa Keil.  He is a BIG fan of a day dedicated to pranks.
A lot of her jokes involved taking yarn and tying it to something to make something else across the room move.  So I had to gently sway her to some more traditional jokes that wouldn't end in someone tangled up
or tripping in the dark.  Especially since I am the one who would be getting up in the middle of the night.  All I need is to forget about her contraption and trip and fall on my face when I'm heading to feed the baby.
So in total we had 13 pranks pulled in our house this morning.  Harmless but fun and worth the smiles on  the girls faces.
1.  Although not an intended prank...both girls woke up almost an hour earlier then normal to run in and jump on the bed to yell 'Happy April Fools Day!'
2.  Saran Wrap taped across bedroom doors so when the girls came out they walked face first into it.  (In hindsight I say this was pretty funny since they woke us up so early)
3.  Taped the kitchen light switch down.
4.  Switched kid bowls and adult bowls in the cupboard (Charlotte's idea)
5.  Girls were sent to wash their hands in the bathroom where Dave had changed the normal light bulbs to red light bulbs.  Very creepy when you walked in...
6.  Chairs were tied to the table so you couldn't pull them out to sit down.
7.  Switched the bags in the cereal boxes so when Ryanne poured out her Honey Nut Cheerios...she got Rice Krispies instead.
8.  Food colouring in the milk.  One bag of milk was pink.  One bag was blue.  Made the cereal look interesting.  Yuck
9.  Removed all the shampoo from the shower so Daddy had to wash his hair with kid shampoo.  Yummy.  He smelled like melon!
10.  Switched Charlotte and Dave's underwear in the drawers.
11.  Someone hid my underwear.
12.  Switched the car key on Dave's key ring to the van key.  He still had the right FOB so didn't notice till he was getting in the car.
13.  And last, the kids called Grandpa Keil and told him the Big Bad Wolf had huffed and puffed and blew our house down.  Could we come and live with them?  (Ryanne's idea)
All in all a fun day.  Both Ryanne and Charlotte felt that we should play more tricks.  When I explained most people only play one or two tricks they didn't believe me.  How could people stop at only two pranks? 
Since it seems my kids would put this day up there with the excitement level of Christmas, I worry about my future and what will happen when I can no longer sway them with my ideas.....


  1. I was scared, I couldn\t figure out where I would put 5 extra people....:) :) :)

  2. Sounds like a fun day! I think it's hilarious that Charlotte wanted to switch the bowls. :-)