3.31.2008

April Fool's Update

Well, the Simpson's toy had to be removed. It was laughing loudly every time I even got NEAR the lunchbox, and I was afraid it would give away the joke too early (like, before she had even left for school.) So instead, I buried it in her backpack. Again, really feeling sorry for her teacher tomorrow.

I was wishing, as I cleaned up the kitchen just now, that people in my family drank milk. Or even just ate it on cereal. How funny would it be to dye it black, so when someone poured it on their cereal in the morning black milk washed all over their breakfast? Awesome. I'm generously giving this idea to all you procrastinators out there, who haven't planned your jokes yet. You know who you are.

Then I thought I could have made sugar cookies with black frosting (we do this every Halloween) because it dyes your poop a weird greenish color. The problem here is that it takes a day or two to work through your system, and would be too unpredictable as to when the joke would hit. You might miss April 1 all together.

A more direct approach is to go the Methyl Blue route, as Laura and I were fond of in college. You can buy it at any decent pet store, and bake a batch of brownies with a large amount in it. We had lots of fun with this, April Fools day or not. Later on, though, we heard the stuff was radioactive or toxic or something, so we had to cut it.

Ashley (of the jumprope workout) and I were concocting some fun ideas for jokes on our husbands. She suggested finding a pregnant lady, getting her to pee on a pregnancy stick, and then showing her husband. I took it one step further and thought for maximum effect, you could collect the pee and hide it in your bathroom, so you could open the test, go in, and come out and watch it develop together. Of course this would take a lot of prep work, and if I did it to Travis he would just be happy and excited. Not nearly as freaked out as I would be if HE told ME I was pregnant.

Anybody else got some good ones to share?

8 comments:

Mom said...

Dad and I start back working at the Denver temple tomorrow after 8 months leave of absence when he first started his chemo treatments. I can't wait to pull all kinds of April Fools jokes on everyone there......or wait a minute. Should I?????? j/k

carrie said...

Ha ha. You guys should have not showed up at the temple and called in to say "Apirl Fools - we aren't really coming back to the temple!"

I need to come up with something for Dave. I was going to do the lunch trick...but he is always right there when I make his lunch.

Yah Yah said...

AS I said in the last post, we turned the milk green and it was awesome. A gal here who drinks coffee with steamed milk ALL DAY used it for a while and then said she just couldn't stomach it.

You could have made the cookies a couple of days before so that the fecis turned a strange color on the day.

Carrie, just shortsheet the BED or better yet, tell dave that the doctor called and they looked at the ultrasound closer and you are really having twins.

Janice said...

I had a friend do the pregnancy thing on her husband he had his vascetomy and his first question to her was, "Is the baby mine?"

Tania said...

Erin had Linsdey pee on a test,and left it for Josh to find this morning. I laughed for 20 minutes when I heard about his reaction.

Angela said...

Sara, these are great! Should have read this last night, though. Didn't do anything quite so fun today. I laughed aloud hearing what Erin did to Josh. I have to save that one for next year to do to Chad!

carrie said...

So.................?

I'm dying to hear how the lunch went over?!

Steve said...

Yes. Please give the update...I'm never good at this kind of stuff so I have to enjoy the wit of others...