Rindge Tinge and Poop on April Fools

Riley is the perfect age for April Foolin’ so Kim and I did some plannin’.

We took orange kool ade and opened up the faucet in the bathroom and the kitchen and poured straight up fluorescent powder inside.   Then we cut holes in their straws and slit holes in their plastic cups they were to drink from.

The boys were playing downstairs when I hollered that it was time to wash their hands for dinner.  They ran into the bathroom to wash and the next thing we heard was “Holy Crap!  Moms you had better come here NOW!”  We ran downstairs to see what was up and rust colored water poured from the drain.

Kim, who wouldn’t win an Oscar, announced, “Oh drat.  I think we have rusty pipes.  I guess we will need to call a plumber after dinner.”  Then, she muttered under he breath, “Like we can afford that!.”

I told the boys they’d have to wash upstairs tonight and they bounded upstairs to wash up.

They found the same kool-ade rust draining from the pipes upstairs.

When we finally sat down for dinner, Riley couldn’t keep still.  “Mamma, can we drink our water?  What are we to do?  When are you calling the plumber?  If you need to borrow my birthday money you can.  I want to make sure our water is safe.”

Kim’s April Fools! was a bit premature from how we planned it.  But it was clear that Riley’s anxiety wouldn’t let us move on until he was ASSURED that life as he knows it won’t change because one day he turned on the water to find it dripping orange.

As he was laughing and reliving the fun, “You got me.  You got me Good!”  I told him about how his Mammas used to live in a place called Rindge NH and how the water there was orange all the time.  

He replied, “You know what, Mamma.  I wouldn’t want to live there.”  

We settled into dinner.  The boys kept trying to drink their water out of their straws but to no avail.  Neither kid said anything, they just kept fiddling with their cups and their straws.  Finally, Kim asked if they were having a problem with their straw.  They agreed that they were.  Kim took the lids off and told them to drink their water without a straw.

At the same time they picked up their cups to drink and water poured out of the holes we slit on the sides.  

“Do you boy have holes in  your chins?”

Riley was rolling with laughter, “April Fools.  You got me twice.”  Casey just looked at us like we were from a different planet.

It was time to eat their stir fry.  “I”m afraid to touch it.  There might be an April Fools joke in it.”

We assured them that the tricks were over for the night and they could eat.

Twenty minutes later we were still trying to get through dinner and I was coaxing Casey to eat a few more bites.  

“I’m not going to eat.”  He said, “I think it has poop in it.  April Fools!”

I don’t think he fully understands, but what the hell, he’s not yet 3.  

Riley decided that Casey was onto something.  Poop is funny.  Poop is really funny on April Fools.  “Hey Casey eat some chicken.  It’s not chicken, It’s Poop-Fil-et.”

Casey joined in, “My apple juice has poop in it.”  (Peals of laughter.)

Dinner took an hour. 

We planned such clever tricks, but poop still won.


4 Responses to “Rindge Tinge and Poop on April Fools”

  1. Carrie Says:

    Doesn’t poop always win?

  2. Kelly Says:

    poop totally trumps anything… and the recreation of rindge tinge is hilarious!!!

  3. Keri Says:

    Poop always wins until you’re around 12. You still have a few years to go. So do I…

  4. Will Says:

    Perhaps it stops at twelve for women but guys will think poop and fart jokes are funny until the day we die. It is in our genetic code.

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