I’ve been had, gagged, and fooled by an 11 yr. old!
April fools day comes around every year, and every year leading up to the big joke day is finding that one unique gag you can play on family or friends.
I love a good prank just like the next guy, and I am guilty of inflicting many frustrated looks in the past. I thought I knew them all.
My step-daughter Lauren was all excited yesterday knowing today was the big Joke day. She’s almost 11 yrs. old and her idea of a good prank is innocent, harmless, and at best, mischievous. She acted like she couldn’t wait for today to arrive more than Christmas morning or the night before traveling to Disney World!
The best part of her scheming was asking advice on which gags would be the best and permission to follow through. She has a list of some really good ones. too. I guess knowing she had my approval there was no way she’d get into any trouble.
Little did I know, she was saving a good one for me. I’m actually a bit bummed that I hadn’t thought of this brilliant gag before.
I don’t have an actual set routine in the mornings, but at some point I will eat a bowl of cereal. I love cereal! At any given time there is at least half dozen assorted boxes in the pantry ranging from the healthy bran and fiber types, to the more fun like Fruity Pebbles and Crunch Berries. I had a flavor for Raisin Bran this morning.
I snatched my favorite cereal bowl and fetched the predetermined box of choice from the pantry. Like any habitual ritual, I went through the motions of filling the bowl to its absolute maximum…to learn what came out of the Raisin Bran box was in fact Choco Crunch! Ever try to put cereal back in the box?!
Ms. Lauren had gotten into the kitchen early and switched ALL the bags inside each box of cereal so every box hand the wrong flavor. She was secretly watching from the other room and at the moment of climax, she burst into a hysterical laughter rolling on the floor. Yeah, yeah…you got me. Drats! I’ve been fooled!
The day is not over yet! [expressed with deep seeded eyebrows, curled lip, squinty eyes, and rubbing hands together feverishly]
LearnNugget: Always look inside your cereal box before you pour!