Sunday

an april fool

i love holidays...decoratin' and makin' the doo dads and all the desired dietary needs that are only done up durin' those days that only arrive once upon each calendar. and there's just enough time between each to prepare for the next....although i think whoever planned these things could'a done better and allowed more time between the time the pilgrims broke bread with the indians and when baby jesus made his debut in the manger. and while i am complainin', it would work out better if it wasn't necessary for hanukah to move around.....and there's waaaay too much time to get ready for the fourth o' july when that time sure would come in handy if moved between thanksgiving and christmas/hanukah...and i think everyone would agree we could use at least one more week between santa and when that ball drops.

anyway, like i said, i love holidays...all of 'em except april fool's day. it's the one i don't care for in the least. it's not that i don't like joking around and laughin' and fun....nosireebob...that is not the case whatsoever. what i don't like is jokes at other people's expense. it makes me have great anxiety and i have ruined many a friend's big april fool's plans for trickin' another by givin' it all away too soon. i think you know the type o' jokin' i mean...foolin' someone into thinkin' somethin' bad has happened or sometimes worse, foolin' them into thinkin' somethin' good has happened that they will soon be terribly disappointed to discover really hasn't. and unfortunately both those sorta pranks are what april fool's day brings about. so, like i said, i love all the holidays except this one.


i am not sure what category the joke someone in my family played on me falls into...maybe you can help me decide. what i do know is that for the first time in my life, i may just be capable to not only revenge but a revenge prank....and a grand one....and i do believe i may be able to pull it off with out havin' the least bit o' anxiety or guilt....because whoever presented moland with today's entertainment at my expense deserves nothin' less than somethin' extraordinary.

see...since there was no prep work involved, i forgot altogether that it was april fool's day. heck - i didn't even know it was already even close to april! so when i went down to the kitchen to slave over cool tile while i prepared breakfast for mini by dumpin' some cocoa puffs into a bowl, i had no reason to think that the beady eyed creature waitin' in the fridge to attack me was anything but very real.

i am sure in the pictures it is quite obvious that the creature is fake - not even a very good fake....but when spotted unexpectedly while grabbin' for a carton, i could swear it tried to bite me and would have if i hadn't hurled the milk to the floor and ran screamin' from the house. it wasn't until i could hear laughter comin' from hither and yon that it started to sink in...i had been set up.

i am a very good mother (or at least try really hard to be) , wonderful wife (and no one better say otherwise) and there is no other cousin in the land that can compare. no way did i deserve to be scared half to death by findin' one o' the things i fear most in my fridge. so...for the first time ever i will be lookin' forward to april fool's day more than any other holiday on the calendar...and it appears there's plenty o' time now to not only figure out who provided today's treat but for me to prepare properly. suggestions are welcome of course!

hope your day was less heart poundin' than mine and that the sunshine is puttin' a spring to your step!
breakfast in moland

9 comments:

Christa said...

oh mo i can't believe they did that to you... pranks can be funny, but this yucky rodent.. ok to start solving the mystery, who has the cats in the family.. whoever has the cat is the owner of this toy and therefor must have either 1- been the culprit, or 2- knows who the culprit is as they let them borrow the cat's toy to pull this prank on you. so sorry, and I guess the saying goes, don't cry over spilled milk should stand here.. I presume mini had dry cocoa puffs for breakfast lol. I remember something my friend (L) and I did to another friend (c) and it wasn't even april fool's day, it had to do with a plastic roach that we placed in her change purse. L always had a bunch of change in her purse, so when L asked C for change of a dollar, no one expected c to fall for the prank.. well she did.. lol.. she opened up the change compartment, screamed and threw the change purse across the room all in the same moment.. there was change everywhere like one would have hit the jackpot in vegas.. .she was a sport though as we scooped up the loose change and we all laughed hilariously.. first because she was gullible that l of all people needed change, and 2 cause the purse flying through the air with change flying every where was a sight... that feat could not be duplicated again if tried. now I see that mouse is right by the polly-o... we can turn this prank into a money making advertisement lol.. polly-o is ricotta cheese, and even the mice are particular and want the best... (is this mouse Topo-Gigio the italian mouse from ed sullivan's show?? he liked italian cheese) anyway, thank you for another enjoyable blog my dear mo... I was reading a few of the older blogs and someone suggested you write a book.. I am thinking your book re the excitement and fun at moland would be so enjoyable... You have a lot of whimsey to your blogs.. I can only imagine what a delight a novel would be regarding all the antics of mimi, jo, and mini in more detail would be!! Love all the easter pages changed here from valentine's day.. I always love seeing your layouts.. hugs a bunch.. christa

Tracy said...

Oh your poor heart! Well, I'm lookin on the bright side and have to say that at least it wasn't the 'makin you think something really bad or really good has happened' kind a prank. I say don't wait for another year to pass by... plan your revenge for sooner and you'll really catch them off guard.

How are you fixed for taxidermy shops there so close to Hollywood? I figure you should start with a real stuffed beady-eyed varmint posed with the look they usually save for grizzly bears. May as well pick yourself up a stuffed squirrel while you're at it and you can dress him up for the holidays too.

Hope your pulse is back to normal! xooxox

Monet said...

I know EXACTLY how you're feelin about the lil fuzz ball! I ran one over with my lawnmower just the other day... no jokin around there... I asked lil sammykins to clean it up for me but when the time came he asked for some gloves and some assistance, the assistance meaning pickin up the mangled rodent with a shovel myself and disposing of him in the trash can that my lil hubby was standin next to... seriously NO foolin! What a day Mo! What a day! I only wish I'd taken pictures!

Anonymous said...

Bless your terrified thumping heart. That would have scared the bajeesus out of me....especially when not expecting it. There are plenty of ways to retaliate without having to make someone think something bad happened. ;)

Peggy

Barbara said...

my gawd, that thing is ugly!! no wonder your heart almost flew across the room...(and would have landed in mini's cereal - now there's an april fool to knock the breath out of the coolest of the cool.) Methinks you might have a couple of tricksters in your doodad paradise, miss mo. Perhaps a "family" of them, no? Well, you've got many months to scheme & plot, and i'm sure your fellow molandians would be happy to help in any way. Remember that famous speech of Shylock's? "If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?" Go forth and find your pound of flesh, my dear!

bookmom30@verizon.net said...

ok me not being a morning person probalby would have flipped seeing that in the morning.....

Jan said...

too funny!
I'm with you, though -- hate practical jokes....
I sent an email last week about trying to get back in, and haven't heard back. Perhaps I'll write again tomorrow! :-)
Happy Spring!

Ann said...

I feel the same way you do about April Fool's Day. It's usually at someone else's expense and not funny at all. I would not have been laughing to have found that ugly thing in my refrigerator.

ejj said...

I feel pretty sure that seeing THAT in my refrigerator or anywhere else would have caused my heart just to stop beating at once!