I always get such a kick out of practical jokes played on my kids, and there’s nothing better than when you can actually catch it on tape!

A couple of summers ago, my husband got into the habit of playing practical jokes on our daughter. She might be doing dishes and looking out the window above the sink and my husband would pop up in front of the window – seemingly out of nowhere – and surprise her. It was always funny and always gave us a giggle to watch her reaction. One day, she thought she’d get him back.

On this particular day, my husband was in the basement of our house in the room we call the “Man Cave.” My children thought it’d be funny to tap on the window from the outside, and then run away and hide. They did this several times until my husband finally decided to give them a reaction.

I had seen the kids tapping on the outside window and knew retribution was coming, but it wasn’t until I saw my husband filling a bucket of water in the kitchen sink that I realized what was to come.

“Nooooo,” I said to Troy. “You wouldn’t!”

“Yes,” he said with an evil grin.

“Oh my gosh! Okay. Wait! Let me get the video camera!” I said and then ran for the camera. The rest is history and you can see the results in the video link below. Let’s just assume they won’t try that again!