Did you notice my bag? I didn’t the first time because I was laughing so hard at our costumes and the pillows stuck in my costume. My bag is made of the plastic rings that a 6-pack of soda used to come on. Very creative…I was recycling and reusing before it was a state mandate. Go Lisa! Heidi and I had fun together…as I tried to think of one April Fool’s trick that stands out I couldn’t but I did think of an event that brought me to the floor laughing. I nearly wet myself.
If you have a sister and only one shower you might be able to relate. Depending on when you got out of bed and moving, determined when you would take a shower. Dad was always first, he had to work after all and we were only going to school. I was always up before sleeping beauty yet I needed time to ease in to the day (this is still true for me!) and one day I had my clothes laid out and started to walk towards the bathroom when I heard the water turn on. “What are you doing? I’m next.” She laughed and said, “You snooze, you lose.” Grr…my own words coming back to bite me. She took long and hot showers which meant I would either be showering in subzero water temps or wearing a lot of perfume.
Instead of getting mad, I got even. I went downstairs, retreived a new rold of masking tape and made the victorious climb up the stairs. Once at the top I started taping across the door frame. First horizontal, then vertical and then diaganal in both directions. It was a thing of beauty. As I started the last row I couldn’t contain myself and was laughing so hard tears came down my eyes. Heidi yelled, “What are you doing?” to which I said, “Nothing, you just keep using all my hot water.” She said “Okay!” Grr…well I will win this battle.
I got off the floor and marched into my bedroom, grabbed my camera , returned to the hall and placed my bottom on the floor with my back against the railing and waited for her to open the door. The water shut off and we started chit chatting while she dried off and prepared to walk swiftly out the bathroom door. Ha ha!
She opened the door, went to take one step and almost stuck herself like a fly in a spider’s web to the door of tape. I snapped pictures and then she posed for a couple so they would be perfect. Oh my goodness. We each had these in our album and no I’m not posting it out of respect to her. It may not have been an April Fool’s joke yet it made us laugh EVERY time we thought of it.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 (NLT)
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance
Do you have a funny memory of Heidi you want to share today?
One to make us laugh, cry, grieve or dance? I hope you will share.
In honor of April Fool’s day and Heidi’s love of life…let us laugh!