Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fool - Updated

My dear teen-aged son Owen pulled a little prank this morning. He put a rubber band around the handle of the sprayer on the kitchen sink. After I got the boys off to school this morning, I went to clean up the breakfast stuff. I turned on the water and got a good soaking down my front.

So, my revenge?
I tinkered with his laptop. I reset his browser homepage to open to Barbiecollector.com. I turned the brightness all the way down on his monitor. These two things don't really sound like enough, do they?

Nah.

So, I bought some tootsie rolls and fashioned these:




And I put them on his pillow:




This seems like enough revenge. Don't you think?

Update at 9:45 p.m. He went into his room to get ready for bed, and a few minutes later said, "Thanks Mom," very sarcastically. But then he laughed. And he said he wasn't fooled, even for a second. His second utterance was, "What are those? Tootsie Rolls?"

No slouch, that kid of mine.

23 comments:

Kitty Mommy said...

Bwahahahahaha! An evil mom...I love it!

Kim said...

My kids have pulled the rubber-band-on-the-sprayer trick on me - more than once, I'm embarrassed to say! Also, after work today I heard some of my colleagues talking about one class of kids who, how shall we say, reshaped some baby snickers bars and put them on top of their teacher's papers. She fuh-lipped out! She got gloves on and took the entire trash bag into my department chair before someone let her in on the trick!

MollyBeees said...

You are the essence of pure evil! I'm so jealous!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

oh you are evil I love it! (nice touch with the barbie page choice).

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Hee Hee Hee

YarnThrower said...

Laughing out loud!! And, totally learning from you!! Nice that your kids are a bit older than mine, so that I may learn your techniques now for use later on!!

Bezzie said...

Wuhahahaha! And when he freaks, just pop one in your mouth!

Beverly said...

That is awesome!

MollyBeees said...

Thanks for the comment about my yarn. I strive to achieve Dave Danielness on day! That day is a looooonnngggg way off! Thank Owen for the great idea about the sprayer! It worked wonderfully well on the unsuspecting Mr. Bee. He has the reaction time of a rock so he got quite a soaking before it was over. Off to reset his homepage to BarbieCollector.com! Hee Hee!

Cindy G said...

I laughed so hard I almost peed. Yes! Score goes to evil genius Mom.

Emily said...

good one. I am always the fooled, never the fooler on April 1. Too trusting, or too naive? you be the judge.

dale-harriet said...

Oh, you ROCK! Poor Owen...naaaah. However, (feeling as I do) I feel compelled to say that changing one's homepage to Barbie is cruel-and-inyoooman; grounds for charges of abuse (either child or adult) and really too foul. Too foul. Editorial remark: I don't hate Barbie. I loathe, detest, and cannot STAND Barbie; I have an aversion, a full-blown disgust.....and some time I'll tell you how I really feel. OH - and the in vitro worked, I'm pregnant - with TWINS! ((April Fool))

Becky said...

Ah! I remember the old rubber band on the sprayer trick. Gotta love those boys. You got him back good. ;)

Knitaly said...

How could you do that!!!
LOL (^_^)
I wish I could see you planning your revenge!
"Mamma Cattiva!"

Terby said...

Excellent!

I'll have to remember those for next year.

ZantiMissKnit said...

Oh my!
Should I do the Tootsie Roll trick to ZMrK next year, or will he just freak?

dale-harriet said...

Miss 'Lizabeth, I had to come back for a second look - and I laughed just as hard THIS time! (Have you ever seen that dessert, "Litter Box Delight"? It's cookie-crumb cake and full of those melty-Tootsie-Roll-y thingies. I laughed at that too, and I know it's tasty but me? I'd have to be blindfolded to actually eat it, I'm sorry. But - OH THAT'S FUNNY! You realized, you may've raised the bar for next year's April Fool's.....

zippiknits said...

Mahahahahahaha! Brings back the good old days of having those pranksters always thinking up something. You did very good, but roll them in dirt. It helps. heehee

Bonne Marie said...

Pull my finger!

Nawh...

Best ever revenge on a teenager I've ever SEEN!!

maryannlucy said...

A mum after my own heart - they were good, but he has obviously learnt well from an expert.

Sarah said...

Next time roll them in some dust ;-)
more realistic that way.

Beth and her Spinrad said...

Yeah, with teenage boys you have to speak their language if you want to get anywhere. :-)

My name's Elizabeth, too! We should be friends.

Kristina B said...

That is CLASSIC! (I love tootsie rolls - so a side benefit). :-)

cheers

Kristina