Thursday, April 1, 2010
Do y’all partake in the April tomfoolery? When I was little I loved to play tricks on my parents on this day and when I had kids they returned the favor. It was great fun. Mostly it was small things, like claiming the dog threw up, or there’s a stranger at the door, I let him in and he’s sitting on the couch, or that it was my baby brother, who couldn’t walk yet, that colored on the wall and not me. April Fool!!
Life lesson: Babies make terrible wingmen.
When I got married, the first April Fool day prank I played on my husband is one we still laugh about to this day.
The day before April 1st, I hand stitched one leg each of two pairs of his underwear closed (tighty-whities. heh.) and laid them on top of the pile in his dresser drawer. He had to get up earlier than me that day, so I lay in bed and pretended to be asleep when he came in to get dressed. I watched with hooded eyes and bated breath and a full bladder… (self-sacrificing. I'm a giver.) as he came in, grabbed the top pair and tried to put them on. He got one leg through and then tried to put the other foot through and of course it wouldn’t go in. So he was hopping up and down naked on one leg, trying to force it through, cursing, trying not to fall over… and y’all, it was the funniest damn thing I ever saw. NAKED. HOPPING.
I started laughing and he looked at me, then looked at his underwear and I yelled “April Fool!!!” He started laughing and was like “Huh? Wha?...Yeah, you got me. That was pretty good!”
Then, he’s congratulating me, chuckling, and asking me how I thought of it and I’m trying to answer him and trying not to laugh... but I can’t help it because… OMG y’all!!! the SECOND PAIR!!! Hahahaha! He grabs the second pair, tries to put them on and commences the naked sideways hopping, all over again. We both started laughing and he’s like “Did you sew every pair?!” and I’ve never laughed so hard in my life! I had tears and snorting and snoteration, and even a little pee,… maybe,… ok, definitely, which made him laugh even harder.
We had only been married for about 8 months when I did this, still learning each others likes, dislikes and making connections and mistakes, but its 27 years later we still laugh like idiots when we think about that day.
I read romance novels because I like to see the hero and heroine have moments of connection like this. When they’re laughing, crying or fighting together, they are growing a relationship and I love to see that happen. (Dear readers, lets just pretend that wasn’t an awkward segue, kay? Thanks. Looooooooove, Kim)
What’s your favorite prank you played on someone or that someone played on you?