Shenanigans of Childhood!
I was a weird kid. Surprise.
What you have to understand about my mother is that she thought we were easily tricked. She used to tell us little fibs that we wouldn't believe, and then act like we had been fooled. One example of this was the day we went to the fair and she stayed home, and when we returned she said a hot air balloon had landed in our backyard, having been blown off-course, and that the news team came and her knee was in a shot that was aired on the news. She said there were marks on the grass from where they'd had to drag the balloon away. We weren't convinced. But she made fun of us for believing her anyway. We didn't get it. Another time she tried to make us eat apples but told us they were raw potatoes. She got mad that we didn't want to try them and made us eat them, so we discovered she was making it up. And then it was all "haha I got you!" We failed to understand why it was a good prank to have her make up a weird lie that didn't trick us into doing anything until she MADE us "fall for it," so to speak.
Anyway, we visited North Carolina over ten years after I'd convinced my mother that there had been a trapdoor in that house. We were in the area, and the tenants of that house let us come in and look. (That was rather stupid of them, in my opinion, but we weren't going to hurt anything.) My mother said, "So, where's that trapdoor?" I replied, "Hey, mom, you remember that hot air balloon that landed in our backyard?" She almost killed me.
This appears to be the halter top.
Yeah. Too cute to be a little bitch, huh?
My sister helped me sometimes in creating my mischief.
I also got my grandparents once, and it was with the fake vomit gag. This is one shensters have undoubtedly all played. I ate a big dinner, frolicked afterwards, was warned by my grandmother that I might get sick if I did that, kept doing it, crawled into a corner like a dog and pretended to puke, put the fake vomit on the floor, and pretended to cry. The point of the story is that my grandfather, after realizing what (he thought) had happened, he immediately exclaimed, dismayed, "Oh, no, our new carpet??"