This April Fools Day, I'm on high alert. My teenager pulled a good one last year and has promised that we're in for more fun sometime today.
You know how some sinks have a spray nozzle on the side? Our does, and our sweet 15-year-old secretly got up at an ungodly hour (for her~6:00 AM or so) and, leaving the water off, secured a rubber band around the pressy button thing (technical term). Then she strategically aimed it toward the average sink user. Can you guess what happened? Have I mentioned that we get great water pressure?
I'm usually the first one using the sink in the morning and, sure enough, I came along to be the first fool of the day. Nothing says good morning like a blast of cold water to the neck. I like to think I took it well. I kept fairly quiet and did what any good wife would do.
I set the thing up again to get my husband too. But the kicker? My husband didn't use the sink until about 11:00 in the morning. In between that time, I fell for the rogue sprayer trick three more times. Three. And I was the one who reset the stupid thing!
Bottom line: If you don't mind a little water on the kitchen floor, I highly recommend this April Fools prank.
Kudos to my stepdaughter Quincy for her initiative. I just hope she enjoys her donut filled with ketchup this morning :)
**By the way, all those creepy little toads are images I had to insert in order to get paragraph breaks into this post. I'm having space issues too, as you can see..Blogger doesn't like me this morning.** And now, because this is a children's lit blog, I give you a poem by the incomparable Shel Silverstein:
OH HAVE YOU HEARD
Oh have you heard it's time for vaccinations?
I think someone put salt into your tea.
They're giving us eleven-months vacations.
And Florida has sunk into the sea.
Oh have you heard the President has measles?
The principal has just burned down the school.
Your hair is full of ants and purple weasels—