Tuesday, April 01, 2008

{April 1st – a day to LAUGH til it hurts}

Today is one of my favorite days! Every year I look forward to April first…
Would you like to know the joke I played on my son?? OK keep reading –

Preface: Last Saturday night we came home late from seeing a play and my oldest son, Kade, spotted a skunk on our street. He said he saw it scurry into the bushes by the house next door. Oh no! That meant it was close to our backyard. We have a dog in our backyard (named Sadie) and she usually keeps all the wild critters at bay. I assured them that if the skunk did spray her we could wash the dog in tomato juice and supposedly that would take the awful skunk smell away.

My prank: This morning, I ran to my son’s room and told him to hurry and get up because something terrible happened in the night! “Hurry, help me gather all the cans of tomato soup and sauce!” I exclaimed!

“Why?” Kaleb said yawning.

“Sadie got sprayed in the night by that little skunk on our block,” I told him.

Kaleb is wide awake now!! We run upstairs (he is wearing his underwear only) to dump our 4 cans of tomato paste and sauce into the tub …. I burst into out of control laughter and say – APRIL FOOLS.

Then we both laugh til it hurts.

Cheers to today and laughing out loud….

For the record the jokes in the past have been even better than today’s. Ask my kids sometime about the dinosaur DNA and the T-Rex that was wandering down our street.
We still laugh about that one!!!
:)

7 comments:

Alyson said...

How fun! I haven't thought of a trick yet today. I've been meaning to, but have been preoccupied by Adam's birthday. I'll think of something though.

Jennie Stanfield said...

That's funny. We have a few good ones too from years back...hum, I might need to get Jake somehow. Too fun.

Rob & Kathryn Lichfield said...

Wendy...you are the funniest person i know, seriously! I am laughing out loud so hard! What a funny joke!

Wendy Christensen said...

Kathy - Thanks! It was so funny :) Kaleb in his underwear running for the tub with cans of tomato sauce ... April Fool's Day is so GREAT! I'm so glad that your Classy Little Details business is going well. I can't wait for you guys to move here!!

Kylene said...

So fun! You are such a cute mom. I'm still smiling...

Shane, Erica & Lilly said...

hahahah....I just read this Wendy! I would love to hear Kaleb tell the story. I love what a creative mom you are. I want to do fun things like that to Lilly when she gets a bit older.

idahomayos said...

Wendy, you are so fun. I never saw someone pull so many pranks until I met you. This post took me to April Fools Day in college. I remember being in awe of your creativity (and gumption may I add) Good job keepin' one step ahead of those kids! They'll love those memories someday! But watch out...they are learning from the best ;)