Nana was a little groggy this morning. These early morning workers are messing with her usual late night and late morning schedule. Flat Stanley woke up earlier than usual, and came downstairs. He had a cereal bar and some juice and was just waiting for the day to begin!
Nana came out of the bathroom and into the kitchen, heading straight for the coffee pot. When out of the corner near the cabinets UP springs Flat Stanley from a crouched position with a LOUD “RRRAAAHGGGHHHHHHH!!!” I jumped about 10 inches off the ground and shouted in fear!! “Flat Stanley!!! What are you trying to do to Nana?!!!” I shouted.
Flat Stanley couldn’t answer because he was rolling on the kitchen floor laughing. Nana shook her head and made her way to the coffee machine. “This crazy house is going to get the better of me,” Nana whispered under her breath with a little bit of a giggle of her own. He got me, the little prankster.
After Nana’s breakfast the builder came by to meet with Nana and Papa and go over some plans for the new house.
“I see you brought Papa’s bathroom a bit early,” Nana said. The builder looked at Nana and nodded in understanding of her own little prank. He explained how the supply house was running a special, so he had it delivered quite early this morning, and it’s a nice all in one system. Papa nodded his head understanding a discount; but he was a little surprised that he didn’t get to pick it out.
After the builder left, Nana and Flat Stanley went outside to play, and I wanted to show him Papa’s “new bathroom” so Flat Stanley could be in on the prank.
Inside is the all in one system. Flat Stanley turned as white as a sheet! “You go to the bathroom in here?” Flat Stanley asked. Well, the workermen will be working long days and as the house is being built, there will be no bathroom, so yes. They will use this, the Porta Potty.
When they all went out later in the day, they drove down the drive and Papa saw his “new bathroom.” Everyone got a good laugh. “You got me!!!” Papa said with a laugh. Pranks are fun.
When Papa saw it from further up the driveway, he thought it was a “telephone booth.”
“What’s a telephone booth?” Flat Stanley asked.
“Well today,” Nana explained, “people walk around with cell phones in their pockets or up to their ears or looking down to text as they try to walk. Before cell phones were invented, there were pay phone booths set up on corners, where many people walked.” You’d put a dime in next to the ear piece and dial the number you’d like to call. It had a little bench inside too, and kind of looked like a little clear windowed outhouse.”
Have you ever pranked someone? Flat Stanley would love for you to share your pranks in the comments below. Tomorrow is Easter, and April Fool’s Day! What pranks will you play?
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