I am a mom who plays pranks on my kid.
And as luck would have it, so is Shelly, which is just one of the many reasons she is my bloggy BFF. We both realize that as moms, it is our right to get a good laugh at the expense of our offspring.
Also, I am pretty sure I read a study somewhere that said that children who are pranked grow up to be smarter and more likely to become rocket scientists.
Such is our love of laughing at our children (with love in our hearts, we promise) that we thought we’d share our trickery with you on a new series called Moms Behaving Badly. Mostly because it’s fun to watch, but also in the hopes that inspiration will strike and you will do the same at your house.
**Disclaimer: The following post is shared with the permission of my son, Jon David.
If you read my food blog at all, you know that I am deathly afraid of mice. So is my son. So…I recently did a quick search on Amazon.com for a fake mouse and found THIS one for less than $3.
Not the most realistic thing I’ve ever seen, but from a distance it gets the job done.
I tied some clear fishing line around the mouse so that I’d be able to make it move. And while my son was in the shower, I set it outside the bathroom door so he’d see it when he came out.
(Please excuse the video quality…I had my husband take it on my iPhone and didn’t realize it would be so small…next time I’m totally using my Flip Cam)
Sometimes when I get excited/nervous, I do a weird dance/jig thing and I DO NOT KNOW WHY. Sorry.
Anyways, at this point, I sat scrunched up behind Jon David’s laundry hamper and waited for him to open the bathroom door so I could pull on the fishing line and move the mouse.
Now tell me that wasn’t worth a few bucks? Plus, I will totally be using that mouse again in the future, trust.
He eventually came out of the bathroom, laughing. After I promised him ice cream.
Have any ideas for Moms Behaving Badly? I’d love to hear your best pranks so we can try them at home. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope this gave you a good laugh. Have a fabulous day!!