Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pranking the Prankster

I completely forgot it was April Fool's Day yesterday. When I got to work and realized, however, my immediate response was to text DJ and remind him, then I let him know that he needed to come up with a good prank to get his brother Sean, who was staying at our house last night. Sean is definitely the biggest prankster I know, and I love that about him. I just wanted to really get him for all the times he's pulled pranks on other people in the family. I usually can't pull off a good prank, but when I got home from work, I remembered this guy:

Yep, that's a mannequin head from when I was in hair school. Creepy right? One time my sister Carly borrowed it from me, and when she brought it back she put it on my bed so it looked like there was someone sleeping in it. It worked wonderfully, and she successfully scared the bajeebies out of me. I decided to give it a shot with Sean. I took some clothes and my temple bag to stuff the bed:
(don't you love the rat tail on that mannequin?)

And the final result was this:
Pretty convincing, right? I was super excited to see how he reacted. Unfortunately, the boys started watching a movie at midnight, so I went to bed without knowing what Sean would think of my prank. When I got up this morning, I walked out of my bedroom to see Nick (Keesha's boyfriend) asleep on the couch and Sean asleep on an air mattress that we had gotten out for Nick. I ran into my mom's house (I heard her in her workout room, and everyone in my house was asleep... I needed to tell someone right then cause I was so excited!) and told her that I thought Sean thought there was really someone in the bed because he had been asleep on the air mattress. Then I told DJ when he woke up. I didn't say anything to Sean, but I was in the kitchen when DJ came out of our room and the conversation went like this:

DJ: "Sean, why did you sleep on the air mattress?"
Sean: "Well where was I supposed to sleep?"
DJ: "In the other bedroom...."
Sean: "There was already someone asleep in there!!!"
[I start laughing my head off]
DJ: "Come here..."

Sean and DJ went into the room and DJ showed him my awesome prank. I'm pretty sure even my world class prankster brother-in-law was impressed :) I'm thrilled that I actually got a prank to work, especially on Sean. I may have opened a can of worms, because who knows what he'll do in return, but I'm guessing in the end it will probably be worth it!!!