We use two dry erase boards stuck to the side of the fridge for our to-do list . Since they face the dining room table, and noticing that guests sometimes read this list, my husband wondered if we should remove it so they don’t see what chores we’ve been putting off. I responded with something to the effect of, “That’s a good thought, honey, but how about we do the exact opposite of that?”
Being a fabulously agreeable fellow, the fake to-do list was born.
Dry erase maker in hand, here’s what we came up with, leaving on a couple of our actual chores just to throw our friends off a bit.
We had two couples over for dinner, and without seeing him read the list, one of the gentleman made a comment about something being as difficult as weaning grandma off crack.
One woman, being particularly un-fond of reptiles, said in a quiet, shaky voice, “There’s a snake in your house?”
I was hoping they’d read the second item and start questioning their seating choice.
Soon they were all reading the list and laughing, asking questions about the neighbor’s dog and what beef we have with it. (None, honest!)
As much fun as they had reading it, I think we had even more fun writing it. The grandma one was my favorite. How about you?
Have you ever done anything similar to freak out your guests?