Parents (That’s us!) Prank Teen with Fake Sleepover Bag
Sometimes your kids are just asking for it! We are always telling our daughter, if you want to sleepover you need to ask in advance and plan for it so you have what you need. Does she listen? Nope.
Friday night rolls around and she’s out with her friend’s family at a high school soccer game and she texts to ask us if she can spend the night. It’s 8pm, last minute but we figure why not? She promptly texts back to let us know she’s going to text us a list of the things she needs us to get together for her. By 9pm we had received a detailed list of “necessities” she’d like delivered to her friend’s house so that she’d have what she needs to sleepover by the time they get home from the game later that night.
Once we saw the list we knew we had to pull something over on her. My husband said “let’s pack her a fake bag and drop it off!” and then we spent twenty minutes laughing our asses off as we threw together both her fake and real sleepover bags.
Her REAL sleepover bag included-
- Matching small socks
- Matching ankle socks
- Phone charger
- My green pants
- That black aeropostale shirt with the #87 with stars
- My white soccer shorts and that “give peas a chance” t-shirt hanging in my closet
- My brush
- My mascara: Better than Sex by Too Faced (Mascara came free in her Ipsy Glam Bag. FYI) on my dresser next to all the crushed up powder
- My hair dryer
- My ironing brush
- Underwear: Boy shorts with little bows and lace on top
Her FAKE sleepover bag included-
- One dirty old flip flop I went and grabbed out of the back yard
- Three random, non-matching socks
- Fake eyelashes
- Bright red lipstick
- Plastic comb
- 1980’s hair clip
- Old underwear that are way too small for her
- Micky Mouse pajama pants
After I finished rolling on the floor with laughter my husband rushed to her friend’s house to leave the FAKE bag on the doorstep and stash the REAL bag around the side of the house in the bushes.
And then we waited.
My husband started to worry she’d be so embarrassed by the FAKE bag that she’d be traumatized for life but I knew that would not be the case. Our kid has a sense of humor and would know that we’re being smart asses by leaving her a fake bag.
Her responses are below after finding the FAKE bag and then knowing to look for the REAL one.
We won’t soon forget this prank. We think we’re funny and clever parents and that’s all that matters right? Have you ever played a prank on your kids? Comment letting me know!
I’m Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them.
I’m the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have a 13yr old daughter and identical twin sons who are 10yrs old.