The date was April First.
The mother was busy with her 3 little ones. Ages five, three and 6 months.
She was homeschooling the five year and as you can imagine she was home alot and did not get out much.
Somehow the oldest son found out the date.
And he knew that is a day where you do something/play a joke on someone or something.
And he would not let up.
Mom, what can we do???? And when can we do it?? He would say over and over.
The mother did not have any good ideas, or so she thought.
Suddenly, though, upon the 10th time of asking...
An idea popped into her head.
We could spread/drizzle this-
The son, as I'm sure you can all imagine, was delighted with this plan!
So the mom got the Hershey's syrup out,, drizzled it all over and smeared it all around.
Then she told the son to not breath a word about it.
Although she figured he would be like any five year old boy and let it slip somewhere!
About an hour after the initial drizzling they had their first user.
The three old daughter entered the bathroom.
They heard a little gasp/squeal.
Then out comes the daughter,
head hanging down.
And she says to the mother in a quiet, meek voice.
"Mom, i pooped all over the toilet"
"You, did?!?" says the mother.
And then she tries to hide a smile and sends her to the other bathroom.
The son is loving every minute of it, hands clasped over his face, trying to hide his laughing.
The daughter is just amazed the the "mean mommy witch" didn't appear, since "she" made a big mess all over the toilet.
Well, fast forward to evening.
The daddy enters the scene, tired and worn out from a long day at work.
We have slightly forgotten about the toilet episode.
The dad is sitting at the computer taking a little break.
The daughter walks into the bathroom to do her duties and sees the chocolate and remembers.
So she goes out of the bathroom and as she is walking by the dad she mutters under her breath..
"Can't go in there, there's poop all over the potty!"
The daddy being the great dad he is goes to investigate.
The mother and son are crowded in the kitchen at this point, realizing the joke is reaching it's peak.
The dad enters the bathroom and starts exclaiming(loudly!)..
"Ugh, what is it?! Daughter what did you do?!!!, etc, etc"
And they hear a quiet little
"I pooped allll over"
More exclaiming from the dad..
And where are the culprits?
In the kitchen.
Totally losing it.
The mother is laughing so hard she has tears running down her cheeks.
The son is laughing hysterically.
The dad and the daughter come walking into the kitchen with confused looks.
And then they realize the joke is on them...
And that went down as the best, on the whim April Fools Joke ever done for the Mother.
And the son?
Well, he has not forgotten about that day. And has been asking ever since when April 1st is going to be again. And wondering what they will do this time.
The mother does not know.
But she does know that all that happened that day was just what the "Dr ordered".. It doesn't take much for a stay at home mom to go buggy...
But on that day she had fun with her son and a good, hard laugh.
p.s. Happy April Fools planning .. :) It'll be here before you know it!