Last night, the three oldest boys were having a "sleepover"--that means they all sleep in one room together with sleeping bags on the floor, etc. They had been "asleep" for awhile and when I came upstairs to take a bath I could hear them talking and giggling in Andy's room.
I went down to the basement storage room where we have every conceivable Halloween costume in boxes and I found a really scary werewolf mask. This mask:
So I put it on and got down on my hands and knees and started scratching at Andy's door. I could hear them saying "What is that?" and then Patrick opened the door and I crawled in really fast making weird growling noises.
It totally scared them--for a split second, then they were all laughing hysterically. They loved it! One of them said "Mommy, you need to do that more often!" LOL!
That reminded me me of one of the best April Fool's jokes I have ever played on them: One year, April Fool's Day came during their Spring Break--I think they had a couple of days left on vacation. So they came downstairs and were all having breakfast in their pajamas and I sneaked my cell phone out and called our home number.
I answered our home phone and said stuff like "Really? Why? OK--yes, I understand!" Then I hung up and told the kids it was the school calling to say Spring Break had been cut short and they had to go to school right away. I was like "Come on! Get dressed! Get your backpacks! We have to go!!"
They all started crying and screaming "It's not fair!" Andy threw something across the room.
Then I said "April Fool's" and they thought it was the funniest thing ever!!
I'm so mean! But they really did love it--they love being surprised--even if it's a joke.
Speaking of surprises, I have a super secret plan in the works right now--not a practical joke--but a fun surprise I'm planning. I can't wait to tell you all about it...stay tuned in the next couple of weeks!!