Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy April Fool's, Elders

So, Collin is pretty much our resident prankster. He loves a classic textbook saran-wrap-on-the-toilet kind of joke. April Fool's is pretty obvious, since he pranks year-round. We're already watching for it on April 1st.

The missionaries were coming over for dinner and a lesson with a friend that night, so we were trying to think of mish-friendly pranks. We were going to have the phone ring and tell one of the Elders it was his mom. We were going to have Christian do it, since I'm the only one who can tell when he's putting someone on. And that's only after years of training. He can be very convincing. But as it turned out we didn't have to do a thing.

Soon after they got here one of the Elders needed to use the bathroom. I thought nothing of it until Andie came running into the kitchen to tell me that Collin had rigged the toilet to spray huge volumes of water at whomever flushes it. I told to her run and tell Bob. I didn't want to embarrass him any more than necessary by having me tell him. It was a man's job. Bob got there just in time to say, "Elder?" and then hear FLUUUUSH!

Collin had pulled the fill tube and turned it so it was just peeking out from under the tank lid, but not far enough to notice. When the toilet is flushed ALL the water that should be filling up the bowl is shot straight out from under the tank lid and believe me it is a LOT of water! And it won't stop until you turn the water off, so it will flood the bathroom pretty quickly and if you're standing in front of the toilet, which, let's face it, most of us are when we push that handle, you get a large gush of water all over you!

Thank goodness he had a great sense of humor and thought it was a great prank. He said he and his family are huge pranksters and they've never thought of that one, so now he has a new one to try out on his own fam. He was high-fiveing a very shy and embarrassed Collin. Have you ever seen when Collin tries SO HARD not to smile? Yeah, he was doing that. So cute. (Don't tell him I said that).


Si said...

Poor Elder. I LOVE it when Collin smiles in that way...when he makes a 3 pointer in bball. Love that.

erin noelle said...

Kimi- this was NOT boring AT ALL!!! I loved it! I always promise myself every year that the NEXT April Fools I'll do really great stuff. Yep. Next year. I will do it! Next year.

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Carisa said...

lol could not stop laughing!