Rather than briefing first-timer Kevin on the chaos he was about to encounter, we spent the ride there discussing some of our best pranks. Those we've pulled and those that have been pulled on us. The appropriate and the inappropriate. The hilarious and the flops.
When we got there, we pulled the conversation to a temporary halt (primarily because I was telling alcohol-related stories and those are frowned upon in Baptist Country). Amber pulled open the back door and I followed her in. Behind me I heard a thud.
Kevin said as he was about to step inside the house, an eleven year old girl tumbled onto the ground from inside the wall. She was quickly followed by her three year old cousin wrapped in one of Granddaddy's dress shirts. They both laughed hysterically when Kevin jumped.
Amber and I were thoroughly amused but we knew there was still one missing. I walked back and looked into the hole in the wall. Sure enough, there was my six year old "boyfriend" with a pair of boxers on his head.
I guess the original plan had been to lure the three of us into the bathroom, together, and scare us by popping out of the top of the laundry shoot. Well, that wasn't good enough. Instead, they rolled out the side of it.
It definitely goes on the list of best pranks!
Disclaimer: No one was hurt in the making of this blog. The laundry shoot is like a built-in cabinet basket that opens in the laundry room on the other side of the wall. The author claims no responsibility for any injuries that result from attempting similar pranks.