2 years after he left for college, the family was still finding some of his notes. "It was like this nice little wave from him," his mother said.
Siblings usually go to any extent to make each other cry or laugh and children and teenagers are really good at pranking each other innocently and sometimes... not so innocently. This mother, who is aware of how kids prank each other, was hardly astonished to find out what her son did to make his sister laugh. In fact, she was left grinning. Seattle mom Kim Baker's 19-year-old son's silly "butt" prank turned out to be quite endearing even two years after he left for college, per TODAY.
The boy decided to go above and beyond for his sister's 13th birthday, writing the word "butt" on 200 small pieces of paper and hiding them around the house. "My daughter has this huge belly laugh. She's serious most of the time, but if you get her laughing it's like a prize," Baker shared. "I think one of my son's favorite things to do is make his sister laugh."
"When she was little, my daughter loved to collect things—rock collections and button collections and those types of things," she continued. "I think he was hoping she would accumulate all these butts, and she did for a while! She had a little velvet bag and she'd put the butts in there for about a year before she gave up."
"I think one of my son's favorite things to do is make his sister laugh."https://t.co/jtslDfK7zE— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 12, 2022
Her son left for college a year later, and that was the last they heard about the butts. Or so they thought. Baker discovered something in the family's secondary remote control while changing the battery two years after the original butt prank. Butt No. 115!
"It made me laugh and smile," Baker said. "It was like this nice little wave from him. He's gone, but there are always those little reminders." As for her son's response, she said, "I think he was kind of hoping that we would have like a catalog of the butts that were still missing. A butt spreadsheet."
"I love the ripple effect," Baker told the outlet. "Somebody said their kid was reading over his shoulder and he started writing out 200 butts. It's not a bad week when you've inspired this kind of silliness in people." What did the prankster have to say in all this? The jokester responded by saying, "As long as they know I think butts are hilarious." He took the responsibility of being the "butt of the joke" very seriously indeed.
My 11yo was reading over my shoulder this morning when I saw this. Today he hid 200 butts around the house. He didn’t do a very good job. I’ve already found about 100 of them! pic.twitter.com/OfoIWuqvkV— Alex Bannigan (@AlexBannigan) October 10, 2022
Baker tweeted about the fun prank saying, "2 years ago: My son hid 200 butts around the house to entertain his sister. 1 year ago: He left for college. Today: Changed the remote control batteries and found another one."
Sure enough, the tweet went viral. @Patriciawarnoc7 shared, "this reminds me of when my daughter placed 20+ cutouts of Keanu Reeves around the house for my husband’s birthday. It was 2 years ago, so I think we have found them all."@fornicaked also shared, "When I left my last job, I stuck bee stickers all over the office. Rumor is they are still finding them."
This reminds me of when my daughter placed 20+ cutouts of Keanu Reeves around the house for my husband’s birthday. It was 2 years ago, so I think we have found them all. pic.twitter.com/vqNzhA2538— Patricia (@Patriciawarnoc7) October 7, 2022
When I left my last job, I stuck bee stickers all over the office. Rumor is they are still finding them.— No, not that Jos Stone 🧜♀️🧡🎨 (@fornicaked) October 8, 2022