Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Eggs And Beans In My Purse

Aw, it is one of my favorite days of the year. I LOVE April fools day. A day for totally silliness. This morning I woke up early and while everyone slept I took everything out of Jude's backpack and wrapped each item in tinfoil. Then I put them all together in a bundle and wrapped it all with cling wrap, along with a note that said Happy April Fools Day. Then I moved on to Jim's Laptop case where everything (including his wallet) got the tinfoil treatment. I put cling wrap under the toilet seats to catch peep on unsuspecting morning peepers and did all sorts of other little pranks. When Jim was awake I took him into the boys room with me to watch while I very carefully used red lip liner to draw on mustaches and beards. ;) I couldn't believe I managed to get them all without them figuring out what I was doing!

I'm not all pranks and mean, I'm silly too. On April Fools day we eat our meals backwards. This morning we had dinner for breakfast~ spaghetti and fresh out of the oven brownies. The kids LOVE doing this but nervously checked all their food and drinks because they were so sure I did something to them. Jim discovered his tin wrapped laptop case before leaving and the kids all had a good laugh that I got their Dad. When Jim was leaving I smiled sweetly at Jim and told him to have a nice drive to work. Everyone looked at each other and then ran outside to see what I did to the car. Jim got in very cautiously and his parting words were "You didn't cut the brakes did you?". After he left the kids all asked me what I did and I told them the truth. I did NOTHING. But it's fun to imagine Jim cautiously driving all the way to work. ;)

The kids keep trying to get me back and have pulled over some little tricks on me. This morning I opened my purse and found all sorts of strange things. Toys, a tinfoil wrapped camera, and A CAN OF BEANS!! I thought this was all funny until I found that everything in my purse was STICKY. That's when I learned that one of the kids thought it would be funny to place an egg in my purse too. Only problem is that they accidentally broke the egg while putting it in there! We had a nice little chat about the rules about pranks~ no hurting or angering anyone, and no damaging things (like say, egg on my checks, cards, pictures, etc!!!). It's been a fun morning and the fun is sure to continue. I'll be thinking up new pranks as the day goes on. Tonight we will be having breakfast for dinner.

On a not as funny update~ As of yesterday Stephanie is not in the home with us. We have her in a temporary situation that we think is an answer to our prayers. I'll update more later but today we just need rest, prayer time, and then we will move on to making some serious decisions.


One Crowded House said...

Your family was in my prayers all weekend- and will continue to be... I love your fun personality, and I think it is awesome that despite the difficult decisions you are having to make, you are still your sweet, fun momma self....

ange said...

Of all days I know NOT to answer any calls from YOU today!!!
I have been here and enjoyed this day with you WAY too many times!
love ya LA

Heather said...

I don't commnet much at all, but I have been praying for your family since the posts about difficulties with Stephanie. I just had to come say that you are such an inspiration! even when such difficult things are happening in your life you manage to find something joyful. I am guessing this is very healing for the kids as well. You rock. T

Anonymous said...

You TOTALLY deserve any joke played on you! And if I were your kids, I'd break the egg on purpose! Someone needs to lock you up on April 1st


Ericka said...

You've been on my mind and in my prayers all week.
Glad you had a day of laughter and fun, it's a great reminder to all of us :)