It is rather ironic that since I am one of the few stay-home moms around, we end up as the keeper of everybody's extra house keys, but at the same time we are well known pranksters. I guess our neighbors weigh the consequences of being locked out of their homes against the minor havoc that we may wreak.
We have friends in our neighborhood with whom we love to joke. The practical joking between us has included a variety of simple pranks and a few more well established plans. In truth, they try hard but are no match to our warped minds.
The other week Susan and Carter left town for one night to go visit their oldest daughter at college. We were asked to take care of their two sweet dogs during their absence.
Having the golden ticket in hand, we chose to leave behind two little gifts that they could find upon their return home.
They confessed that they started looking for something amiss as soon as they drove into their driveway. They were slow to discover anything and for awhile thought that we had done NOTHING (really, are you kidding me?!?).
One item was discovered while Susan was getting ready for bed that night and brushing her teeth. She caught a glimpse of something hanging inside their shower and called to Carter to see what it was. He got out of bed and opened the shower to find a pair of purple-feather lined handcuffs firmly attached to the shower bar. No, we didn't leave the key...
The second gift we left them has yet to be discovered. It's a book, a pictorial guide actually, left on the shelf in their family room. They keep the dog crates directly under this shelf - but obviously don't look too closely at the books.
Can you spot our gift?
Now, would you leave me YOUR house key?