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To prank my dizzy DD

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TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 08-Jan-15 14:16:04

Despite being reasonably smart on paper, my DD(19) is as daft as a brush.

For Christmas, we bought her a camera tripod. Last night she got around to opening the box and announced to the family that foolish Mum had bought her a tripod only a foot high. When I suggested that perhaps the legs telescoped out, or unfolded in some way, she was adamant that this was not the case, and implied, rather patronisingly, that I should have read the details a bit better when I bought it for her.

She left the tripod on the landing, and DH has just had a look, and of course the legs telescope out.

Would we be unreasonable to leave the tripod on the landing, and fractionally lengthen the legs each day, until she realises the tripod is miraculously growing? (Can you tell that DS(8) has been having The Twits as his bedtime story?)

Any bets how long it would be before she notices?

EatShitDerek Thu 08-Jan-15 14:16:59

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OfaFrenchMind Thu 08-Jan-15 14:18:02

Ooohhh, that seems good!

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Thu 08-Jan-15 14:18:14

LOL do it! grin

LadyLuck10 Thu 08-Jan-15 14:40:25

Brilliant grin do it.

JeanSeberg Thu 08-Jan-15 14:47:56

Definitely and post a picture on here everyday as it gradually gets longer!

brokenhearted55a Thu 08-Jan-15 14:51:10

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Chorister Thu 08-Jan-15 14:52:52

Do it!!!!

ZingTheGreat Thu 08-Jan-15 14:59:28

yes yes yes! do it! and report back


MrsVamos Thu 08-Jan-15 15:01:45

Oh yes !

I love daft things like this. smile

Number3cometome Thu 08-Jan-15 15:03:01

hahaha yes!

Cheeky girl!

Birdsgottafly Thu 08-Jan-15 15:04:18

Can you make up a rhyme, on a similar theme to Esio Trot and chant it daily?

DontWorrryBaldrickHasACunningP Thu 08-Jan-15 15:07:18

You MUST do this, you will become a mumsnet legend! grin

IsItMeOr Thu 08-Jan-15 15:10:08

It is your duty to do this. For parents of teens everywhere.

diddl Thu 08-Jan-15 15:20:12

why does she think that the legs are fixed??confused

Of course you should show her!

GlitteryLipgloss Thu 08-Jan-15 15:30:11

Why didn't she read the instructions before she told you haha

yes please do this!

I am going to place my bet at 4 days!

TheIronGnome Thu 08-Jan-15 15:53:17

Haha! Love it!

whatsinanamearose Thu 08-Jan-15 16:53:50

Going for 3 days here!

I did a similar thing to ds (now 19) when he was adamant that the phone I bought him didn't have a forward facing camera. He desperately wanted it so he could skype his girlfriend while she went to the States two summers ago. As a practise run on the camera before he called her but AFTER he resigned to the fact he wouldn't be able to see her at the same time she could see him I took loads of selfies while he posed the other side of the phone. As he flicked through the camera roll, apprehension dawned grin

AlpacaLypse Thu 08-Jan-15 16:56:16


I've got the sixteen year old version of your dd, I feel for you grin

farewellfigure Thu 08-Jan-15 16:56:49

Awesome. And just like Esio Trot birdsgottafly... no one notices when something grows bigger if it just grows a weenie bit bigger each day. I reckon she'd notice on day 8 grin

Notso Thu 08-Jan-15 17:01:30

Do it! grin

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 08-Jan-15 17:06:16

Aaaargh! Big disappointment, DS(8) has just showed her how the legs work. Foiled again!

ZingTheGreat Thu 08-Jan-15 17:10:11


confiscate his xmas presents

GlitteryLipgloss Thu 08-Jan-15 21:03:45

Ah shucks! Lol

Screwballscrambled Thu 08-Jan-15 21:56:33

Aw I wanted this to be a daily updated thread leading to a massive thing where your dd thought a ghost had made it grow! sad

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