Wanted: Pranksters

for those who follow me on facebook or twitter, you might remember a couple weeks ago the crazy day i had when Davis *forgot to put a diaper on Little Man* {he still claims it was an accident…}. well, my crazy day didn’t end there! {sigh} here’s the complete story for those who missed out on the laughable drama of my life with 2 boys 2 and under! after reading this crazy tale, i need your help coming up with some April Fools Day pranks to get even……;o)

My Crazy Day
Lil Man has been potty training and only wears a diaper at nights. {yay!} well, Davis was in charge of getting Lil Man ready for bed and *forgot* to put a diaper on when he put Lil Man’s PJ’s on. i didn’t find out about the diaper until the next morning when i discovered that Lil Man had had diarrhea the night before. WITHOUT A DIAPER ON.…….yeaaaaaah. diarrhea sans diaper. oooooooh it was a bIg mess. BIG mess! one of those messes you throw ’em in the shower, turned on the water, and toss the clothes in when you take the garbage out! and then you still have to clean the bed and the carpet too. one of THOSE big stinky messes. 

now if that wasn’t bad enough, Davis sabotaged me yet AGAIN. that. same. day.

we were getting ready for bed, normal routine. {made sure Davis put a diaper on Lil Man this time!!!} i grabbed my toothbrush and some toothpaste and like a good dentist’s wife, started cleaning off the plaque. when i realized my toothpaste wasn’t quite right. there were no bubbles and it lacked the minty flavor……. that’s when i look over at what i had thought was toothpaste and realized i was using the baby’s butt cream {diaper rash ointment} as toothpaste! YUCK!!! double yuck! {i want to vomit just talking about it} bleh bleh bleh Davis had “accidentally” put the butt cream in the toothpaste bin.

now is it me, or are these “accidents” a little tooo convenient? yeah, that’s what i thought! *magically* i am the one finding all these “accidents”. not him.

soooooo, i need your help getting Davis back. and April Fools Day is perfect for doing this {plus its been long enough that he has probably forgotten that i vowed to get him back. bwahahaha!} 

 so please clue me in on some good April Fools Day jokes that i can play on Davis. the messier, the better! {evil laugh}

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Sims Family

    Well, if you want to be mean …. Try rubbing kool-aid or chicken bouillon on the shower head. If your shower head comes off easily, you can pour it inside. Then he will get a surprise when he turns on the water. Hehehe I am giggling just thinking about it. :) The butt cream is really grossing me out. YUCK!

  2. 2

    I am super mean. I would put saran wrap on the toilet seat. Or put koolaid in his shampoo. Or if he likes jelly beans or goodies like that, color them with permanent marker and when he eats them his mouth will be a lovely shade of red, blue or whatever color he eats. Ha Ha!

  3. 3
    Sara @ Mom Endeavors

    LOL! I have no good suggestions, but had to laugh at the butt cream story as we have one in our family too. You could commiserate with my poor dad who grabbed the wrong tube when my sister was little and brushed with A&D ointment! I'm thankful that I don't have any of these stories and totally agree you MUST get him back!!

  4. 4

    If you have a spray nozzle on your sink you can wrap it with a rubber band so the handle it pushed in, and pointing directly where he would stand…that way when he goes to turn on the kitchen sink it'll spray all over him :-) But just don't forget or you'll get yourself before you get him. that's definitely backfired on me before!

  5. 5
    Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!?

    Ever heard of a shaving cream bomb? That's a popular one at Hubby's fire station. You Tube it.

  6. 6
    Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!?

    OK – I take back the You Tube suggestion – those are lame! LOL Tack a push pin into the bottom edge of a can of shaving cream & tie a string of floss around it. tack the string to the door of the cabinet so that when he opens the door the pin is pulled out of the can. The entire contents of the can will burst out through that little hole & cover him (and the bathroom, sorry!) in shaving cream! It's pretty funny to see it happen!

  7. 7

    those 'accidents' do seem a little convenient haha and messy ew! lol
    I don't have any good pranks =/ can't wait to hear what you come up with!!

  8. 8
    Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!?

    OK – just talked to Hubby & he wanted to add that it has to be Barbasol (the kind that is already a cream – not a gel) and to BE CAREFUL! It's pretty sensitive & there is a chance you could "foamy Broamy" yourself! And he suggested taping the floss to the inside of the door, not the handle.


  9. 9

    April Fools Day and pranks are based on a historical political power struggle to force the common people to adopt an official "corrected" calendar …

    Psychologists usually explain pranks and tricks as veiled aggression …

    Aphorisms teach that "revenge is a dish best served cold" and "living well is the best revenge"!

    Wouldn't the best "trick" be to turn these horrible memories into
    special family stories that can told with laughter and love … or
    at least console each other that
    the worst has happened and that
    there are better days ahead ?

  10. 10
    Momma J

    I was thinking something along the lines of baby food in the shoes. That way it could be construed as an "accident" but won't be one. Plausible deniability is always a good thing.

  11. 11

    I got my whole family one year. Get a bag of oreo cookies, take some out. Not all. Scrape the white filling out, then re-fill with white toothpaste and then set them out on a plate. LOL. Then sit back while he grabs a couple. It took my hubby two before he realized that it was toothpaste! I got kids, inlaws ect. It was priceless!

  12. 12
    Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!?

    Uh frill.friend? Are you going for a laugh here? Or are you being serious. Yikes. You need a Coke.

  13. 13

    Hmmmm… something fun, but that does not cause a mess for you….. Take some creamy peanut butter and put it on the underside of the door knob in the bathroom. Then when he leaves from doing his business he will think he did not wash his hands well.

    I am liking the oreos..

    Do you have a regular house phone? Scotch tape the button down so when he "answers" the phone, it still keeps ringing

    Something added to the shampoo, but not a perm. stain… add some of your favorite perfume, so he can smell oh so special all day

    This I do not recommend but have heard of folks using nair (the hair removal) in the shampoo… bad deal

    Could you start taking in his pants a little at a time, so by the end of the week he thinks he has gains a bunch of weight? Then go the other way really fast so he is nervous about too much weight loss…

  14. 14

    By the way, thinking I will be buying oreos…… after all 4/1 is pretty soon!

  15. 15

    Baste the bottoms of his pant legs closed with a clear thread. This can also work with shirts, pockets, etc. No big mess for you to clean up, just some snipping of thread.

  16. 16
    The Smiths

    If you can find any little poppers (the fire crackers you throw and they pop) and place them carefully under the toilet seat so when he sits down they pop (but he has to sit) take a coin like a penny or a nickel and stuff it in the bathroom faucet and when he turns the water on it sprays everywhere. Here is a link to use food color and tooth paste http://www.wonderhowto.com/topic/food-coloring-pranks/

    Good luck

  17. 17

    Pranking him this Friday is a great idea… especially since it seems like you have a fun-loving relationship.
    I would go with a classic like:

    -Balance a disposable cup of water or confetti on the top of a partially open door. Then wait for the downfall!

    -Fill a box with ping pong balls or packing peanuts and place it into a cupboard. Arrange the box so the box flap will fall open when the cupboard is opened. Carefully close the cupboard, and then wait nearby for the fun!

    -While he is asleep, reset all the clocks ahead two hours. When he wakes up he will panic and think he slept late for work.

    -This trick works best on the bathroom door, but can be done on other rooms as well. Remove the doorknobs and turn them around so the lock is on the outside. Then push the button or turn the lock so it will lock automatically when the door is shut. He probably won't notice the switcheroo and will lock himself in.

    Good luck!

  18. 18
    Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE

    I had to stop drinking my drinkable yogurt for a minute, lol. I'll hopefully be able to resume the drinking in a few minutes.

    One year I made a 'cake' out of meatload and 'iced' it with colored mashed potatos, I did piping and everything, it was pretty amazing. My husband couldn't choke it down even though it was delish because apparently green potatos are not appetizing, haha.
    I totally love Veronica (above)s idea and I may just steal it. :D :D :D

  19. 19

    Seriously some great ideas! I couldn't stop laughing! I like the sewing the pants shut idea hahaha!
    You can freeze milk or whatever he drinks for breakfast (but take it out of the freezer and put it back so he has no idea) and when he tries to pour it nothing will come out.
    Go outside before he leaves for work come running in and say all his tired were slashed.. or someone egged your house… that'd freak him out haha

  20. 20

    I am pregnant and my friend is making me take a pregnancy test so she can freak out her fiance. They are getting married in 5 weeks. It is so mean, I cant believe I am agreeing to be part of it!

  21. 21

    I have a good psychological one, but it will require a pregnant friend. And you not minding someone else's urine in your house. . .

    take a pregnancy test and with the loaded urine and convince hubby you are pregnant yet again…

  22. 22

    I'm dying…the oreo idea is my absolute fav. Just be sure to have some real ones afterwards. I also think it would be better to use shortening instead of toothpaste. The confetti above the door is also amazing. If you do that, you better take photos. I might be doing some of these as well.

  23. 23

    Besides sewing the hems shut on his pants you can always sew the fly shut on his undies… then it becomes and emergency for him… but hopefully not an accident! ;)

  24. 24

    So many of you love the oreo one, but I'm a dental hygienist and well….eating all that toothpaste kinda freaks me out…especially letting kids do it. eeek!

  25. 25
    Sarah and Trent

    Every year for April 1 my mom would make jello and put it into our cups so that night at dinner we would go to take a drink of our 'juice' and it wouldn't come out! It was hilarious and I fell for it every year. Good luck!

  26. 26

    @krystin…I'm glad you said something! I was about to say the same thing…eating toothpaste is NOT a good idea. Too much fluoride is actually pretty harmful!

    And I'd steer clear of pranks that make you have to clean up any messes (i.e. showerhead kool-aid, etc.). Do something to his car…saran wrap around it…put vaseline under the door handle…change the time on his clock in his car (and his alarm clock too) so he thinks he's REALLY late.

  27. 27
    Emily Ann

    i LOVE to put HONEY on the toliet seat. :)

  28. 28
    Inspire Me Heather

    Oh this is GOOD!

  29. 29

    Does ExLax in Brownies sound good???? He'll be running to the toilet every 5 minutes…. Bet He'll remember to put a diaper on Lil Man next time!!!! LOL

  30. 30

    Oh my goodness! That is awful! I don't have any good ideas that are good enough to get him back. I am going and switching cars with my hubby and not telling him. :) He's going to think someone stole our car and it will be hilarious. But it's not messy and I don't think good enough for you. I hope you find something really really good!

  31. 31

    I wish I had a suggestion for you…but I really like the oreo one so far. I would KILL Brian if he "forgot" to put a diaper on the baby…how is that something you forget…MEN huh? LOl

  32. 32

    I'm all about pulling pranks on husbands, especially when they "accidentally" forget to do something they should know and remember. How about putting a rubber mouse, snake or bug in his coffee cup? Maybe in a box of cereal? Does he wear scrubs to work? Remove the label and re-sew it to the front of his pants so he doesn't know which way is the front. How about folding something up in his socks? Maybe one of his and one of your sons? You could claim you were so tired you got things mixed up. Most of all, have fun!

  33. 33

    April Fools day pranks are so much fun…how about folding one of your sons socks in with his, in every pair in his drawer so he has to hunt for a pair of his that are mates. Rubber bugs, mice or snakes are good when they come out of cereal boxes or in the morning cup of coffee! Have fun pranking!

  34. 34

    Totally doing the Oreo prank. My kid just ate some toothpast yesterday and she is just fine.

  35. 35

    no internet for a few day (yes, how did i live) so i am late here, but really i want to hear about good payback plans. i'm still plotting for when my husband made me toast when i was pregnant, cinnamon toast – wait, no, actually, he put shake 'n bake on it instead. and your diaper story reminds me of someone without a diaper and older brother saying – there's a snake in the hallway……