This is David's least favorite day of the year because it is one of MY most favorite:
April Fool's Day!
I still smile when I remember the year that David, near tears, asked me to "please" not pull anymore pranks on him. I had started his morning by putting Saran Wrap on the showerhead, the toilet, the faucet, and his toothbrush, so he had a bunch of unwrapping to do just to get ready for work.
What is it about April Fool's Day that has me brainstorming in giggles? I get all giddy inside getting ready for it! I'm usually up the night before rigging up the house as David is turning in. One year, I rubberbanded the sink sprayer so that it would spray someone just turning on the water, and I forgot about it and sprayed myself. I had to hurry and change so as not to give myself away. I learned not to set pranks up too soon before I'm ready for bed.
Here's one Kiki pulled a few years ago when she lived in The Hood.
Here's a prank I saw in Lee's photostream.
And here's one I saw quoted on msn.com: "My wife packed me a lunch and put cardboard in where the meat should have been. I took a bite at a crowded table and sat there being laughed at with the card board sticking out of my mouth with "April fool" wrote on it! She got me good!"
(I admit I chuckled even more because of "wrote on it" and "she got me good.")
Back to Dave a couple years ago.
I had played prank after prank on him throughout the day and he was so utterly and emotionally exhausted from all the surprises that he was relieved that night to just go to bed. I was finishing up brushing my teeth trying not to giggle when I heard Dave let out an exasperated sigh, "Can't you just let this day be over?"
Ah... the classic short-sheeted bed.