(This is long, but so worth it!)
Today is April Fool's day! So fool away! Short your friends sheets, dampen every towel, and lie like you're a pro. Because that's what its about, and I love it.
April Fool's has always been a holiday I looked forward to, but I've never done anything great. One time, I faked a broken arm for a week in preparation, but the delivery was awful. I was only 10.
But this year I told myself I would do something better than great. I wanted to booby trap the whole house. So I stayed up real late and after everyone was asleep (except my dad.. he never sleeps) I set to work.
I hit my bathroom first. I Ceran-wrapped the toilet, put dye in the hand soap and the shampoo, and put a bullion cube in the shower head. It was beautiful. Then I went upstairs to see what i could do for my parents. Well, I had planned to put the clocks forward, but trying to sneak into my parents room is like trying to sneak into... a place that is really hard to sneak into. I had no chance.
So I set to work on other things in the house. I turned pictures upside down, I turned all the chairs and sofas backwards, and I switched out some of my moms Easter decorations for Christmas ones. Then I think my mind got into it and ideas started flowing. I know my mother had chocolate milk and toast every morning without fail. So I switched her chocolate syrup for maple syrup. Then I turned the heat on the toaster all the way up. I also had the idea to turn the power off in my parents room for a few seconds and see if that reset the alarm clock. It didn't. but it did reset the TV and the receiver, which takes 20 min to start back up. My dad was still awake watching, so that was good.
I was just about to switch all the letters around in one of my moms decorative block thingy's (she hates that) when I heard someone coming down the stairs. I ran to the basement as silently as I could and jumped in bed. Soon, my dad came down the stairs. I am pretty good at faking sleep so he didn't suspect. He checked the other kids rooms and saw they were asleep and then left. I sighed big, but the night wasn't over.
Lying there in bed, I hear my dad talking to someone. I sneak closer the the stairs and can hear that he has woken up my mom. Well, they turn all the furniture the right way (what a waist) and then I hear the front door open. I thought maybe my dad was off to a conference call, as he often does when he talks with people from Japan and Europe. But he wasn't leaving... It sounded like he was bringing something heavy inside.
Now I am very intrigued. I wondered if they were planing on doing something for April Fool's. It would explain why they were both up. Then I hear a drill going. My dad was putting something together, or taking something apart. Then I hear clattering dishes... Why would they be doing the dishes at 3:00 a.m.!?
By now I am oozing with curiosity. I make myself a fake body with pillows and hide it under my blankets, just in case they come and check if anyone is up and spying on them. Then I run to my sisters old room and head out the window into the back yard. I ran around in the snow trying to look through the windows but all the blinds are closed. I head to the front and start looking through the cracks in the blind, but all I see is the back of the couch. Then I realize the front door that is 5 feet from me, is open... someone was standing in the doorway. They hadn't seen me yet, but if I didn't get out of there they would. So I ran all the way back to my sister open window.
Back inside, I pace around the room, wondering what is going on... Even worse, I have to pee and the only toilet down there had Ceran-wrap on it! Then I see the light go on in my room... crap. They would totally find out I wasn't in bed. I didn't know what to do, so i just kept quiet and hopped they wouldn't come looking for me. Then I got a text on my phone from my dad. "Hope you guys don't get shot!" He thinks I snuk out to do pranks with my friends! (which we should have done) So im safe for now.
But I still need to know what they are doing. All they lights go off again, so I know whatever they were doing they are done now. I walk through the basement and up the stairs and see... Nothing!
There is nothing there. I scrable around the whole house, but there is nothing new, nothing out of place. It is acctually cleaner than before. What ever it was they made, it was hiding somewhere. I checked the garage, the back of my dads truck, and even aroud the house... there was nothing. The only other place it could be is my moms closet, and there is no way I'm getting in there tonight.
So I give up for now. I go back down to my bed and try to sleep. In the morning, I am attacked by my mother. "The couches were funny" she said. "And the upsidedown pictures where even a little scary. But what did you do with the chocolate!" She was seriously upset and I couldnt help laughing. She needed chocolate like a addict needed heroin. "There better be more." she said. then she went up stairs and I heard her yell "And my toast is burning!"
It was the funniest, and scaries morning I have ever had.
Then, later this morning, when my mom left to run to the store and everyone one else was at school, I went to check her bedroom. First I check the main area. Nothing. Then I checked her bathroom. Nothing. Then I checked her closet... Nothing.
Did they wake up in the middle of the night to clean the house and fix a wobbly table or something!? Because that's all I found! There has to be another explanation! They must have done something! And I'm going to figure it out...
April Fool's Day is not over, and I will not end up the fool.
UPDATE: Well... I figured it out. My parents, in an early morning daze, didn't realize it was April 1st. They thought a crazy kidnapper came to the house and turned the furniture and pictures around and stole there children. My dad was trying to fix the front door, because it doesn't lock. My mom just decided to clean while she was up because that is who she is. When they realized it was April Fool's they went to bed.
It all fits, and I'm a little disappointed, but it was a funny day.