My dad is such a prankster....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ginger Chic, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Ginger Chic

    Ginger Chic Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    Northeast Georgia
    While out of town this past weekend, my parents checked out an antique shop they came across. Well, low and behold what should Dad find but a marble egg. That was just too good to be true. Being a farm boy himself and a real prankster at heart he couldn't pass it up. A few minutes later the egg was purchased and my parents were busily "hatching" a plan. [​IMG]

    Tuesday afternoon my son gets home from school and goes directly out to collect eggs. He calls me in a total panic. While giving me the egg count, it is obvious that he is very alarmed that something is wrong with one of them. I played totally ignorant, but inquisitive of the whole issue. By the time I get home from work he's decided there must be some funny business going on and tries to get me to fess up by showing me his find. Like the good daughter that I am, I didn't immediately rat out Dad, but I did strongly suggest that my son give his ole grandpa (who also happens to be a Veterinarian) a call and find out what he knows about petrified eggs.

    Later on Tuesday evening after about a 15 minute conversation with grandpa, Bill figures out that he's been had and by whom. But since no one confessed to anything, we've returned the mystery egg to one of the boxes for the time being as a little egg laying encouragement for the ladies. Never fear though, it will definitely be included in the next dozen eggs that appears in my parents refrigerator. Bill will make sure of that.

  2. nerfy

    nerfy Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Western Illinois
    Too funny! Thanks for sharing.
  3. That's an adorable story! Grandpa's are good for that sort of thing! [​IMG]
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Don't ya just love those pranksters! [​IMG]
  5. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Ohhh... That's so sweet! When your son grows up what a fond memory he will have of his Grandpa the prankster!!!
    After the egg appears in your dad's refridgerator, I don't think that's the last you'll see of it!!!
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    It's nice to watch a memory being made.
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    This sounds like the start of one of those "pass-around" gags that goes on for years... each year reappearing at Christmas, or in the Easter basket, at the 4th of July picnic, etc. etc. etc. [​IMG]
  8. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
  9. BFeathered

    BFeathered Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    North Texas
    Great fun! Sounds like something my Great-grandfather, grandfather and dad would do. Wonderful tradition... just make sure the goods keep appearing in different "nests"! Glad to see the jokers haven't left the planet...[​IMG]
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I have a sneaking suspicion that egg will be around in various places for some time to come!

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