Brothers Campfire I Am The April Fool

Hello Friends!

As some of you know, my routine is getting up before daylight, making a pot of coffee, reading scripture, then typing until it is time to get ready. Turning on a light, I was shocked to see this.

Shocked I say!

One of the members of the household opted to make construction paper cut outs of insects and put them in the lamps.

This was totally unexpected! I am totally the April Fool! In addition, I found additional pranks.

Toothpaste on the sink handles
The sink was sabotaged
Someone apparently missed

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

246 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire I Am The April Fool

      1. herbthiel says:

        That’s really funny to me because I read a comic strip called Harley where the main character is this big, burly biker dude. An on/off theme is that he always locks his doors at night because he is afraid the garden gnomes will come in and do something to him while he sleeps. I’ve heard, but cannot vouch for the veracity of it, that the night before the Battle of Waterloo, garden gnomes snuck in and switched Napoleon’s coffee for decaf.

          1. pooja rani says:

            today i play prank with rising star It was so funny. I wrote there blog of (20 top topic that make more money) you read my comment

  1. Ishaan Sharma says:

    Ah! This reminds me of the pranks I pulled off.
    I handed out sweet boxes filled with stones to five houses, claiming it was my father’s birthday. Three of them accepted.

          1. Ishaan Sharma says:

            That depends on the meaning of celebrating Christmas.
            We get a holiday, and we go shopping and stuff.
            Small kids get gifts under pillow. In areas sometimes someone become santa and gives toffee to small children.
            But that is about it.

            How d’you celebrate Christmas?

          2. Ishaan Sharma says:

            That must be fun.
            In India, Christians live in clusters.
            Certain areas are full of them and elsewhere they are absent.
            My city has no church.

          3. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Well Christianity came mostly through the colonials. Wherever they formed Colonies, Christianity increased.

            There are lots and lots of missionaries in India.

          4. Ishaan Sharma says:

            It is a good religion. Most of its teaching are very similar to Hinduism.
            Most Christians I have met are calm and peaceful people.

            But of course, every community has some extremists. But you can’t judge a community by the extremists.
            I know not much about Christians, but from what I do, they are a great people

          5. The Storyteller says:

            Well, you are indeed a spectacular individual as well! Thank you for your perception of Christians!

          6. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Just wondering: What is your honest perception if hinduism?
            From what I read online, many christians hate Hindus and the religion, mostly due to ignorance.

          7. The Storyteller says:

            I love all people, to include you, friend. I do not hate you. I do not believe the same things as you, however.
            One cannot serve Jesus and adhere to Hindu beliefs at the same time. I believe in one Lord ,one faith, and one baptism. It is completely different that having many deities. I cannot stress enough that it is not Christ like to hate a person.

          8. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Good to hear this.

            Just one thing: Hinduism believes in one God.
            His name is ParaBrahma.
            He takes three forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. These three forms are one. These Three forms take further forms to help humans.
            All Gods are considered ultimately one.

            Hinduism advocates that there is one destination, but a million paths. Christianity is one of those paths, as per Hindus.
            But of course, I respect your point of view.

          9. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Just wanted to clarify one more thing. Hinduism is not polytheism. It is polymorphism.

            And second: Idol worship is a new addition to hinduism. Ancient texts regard it as not needed, but leave the choice to individuals.

          10. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Hello. I am curious to learn about christianity. I have 2 questions:
            1) can a non christian read the bible?
            2) if yes, can you suggest a certain portion of the bible which can be read to learn about Christian philosphy?
            I don’t want to read all the stories. Just find out the main theme and beliefs of the religion.

            I am grateful for your help

          11. The Storyteller says:

            Great Questions Ishaan!
            1. Anyone can read the Bible!
            2. I would recommend a Water and Spirit Bible study to find the main theme.

            Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
            John 3:5 KJV

            Then I would read Acts 2 for the plan to find salvation.

            And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
            Acts 2:4 KJV

            Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
            Acts 2:36‭-‬39 KJV

          12. The Storyteller says:

            For a longer read, Check out, Genesis, Luke, and Acts. That is several days of dedicated reading. You are welcome. I respect you as a man, friend. Thank yoi for telling me your perspective and asking hard questions!

          13. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Just read the first one.
            Is rebirth by water meaning that being baptised is a second birth?

          14. The Storyteller says:

            Yes, it is called a new birth experience by some. Thia is the washing away of sins and the burial of our fleshly desires. We are buried with Jesus in baptism.

          15. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Thanks for the insight.
            Just completed the second link.
            I have duscovered a lot of similarities between our religions already.

            Just like baptisations, In hinduism too, there is the second birth when a child joins the school of the teacher, and starts the service of god.

            Also, the vedas, the holiest texts of hinduism, were written when the saints heard a great voice, which spoke through them.

          16. Ishaan Sharma says:

            I have read the first 8 chapters.
            It is interesting.
            Btw, your site is throwing all my comments into the bin

          17. The Storyteller says:

            When I get to a computer, I will take care of the comments. I am excited that you have read so much!

          18. Ishaan Sharma says:

            Thanks for guiding me. Will continue to read.
            In case you are ever curious and want to learn about Hinduism, do tell me.

          19. Ishaan Sharma says:

            It sure is.

            Today, is the day of birth of Lord Ram, 7th avatar of supreme Lord Vishnu.
            Happy ‘Ram Navami’ to you!

  2. Neha nandwana says:

    Thank you for your wishes 🙏 not know as if no one here to play pranks with. But yay I have done so many kinda things in my childhood and hostel as well by becoming a ghost in the midnight.😂😂

  3. Neha nandwana says:

    Yeah!! True I did that. hehe. Whichever day spend with my family and loved one becomes my favorite holiday😊😊 spending time with them and making memories are precious.. What about you?

    1. The Storyteller says:

      I think my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Like you, I believe family to be the most important. I thank Jesus for all the amazing things He did for us throughout the year! Food, Family, and Jesus! Are there any holidays you dislike?

      1. Neha nandwana says:

        Indeed 👏 Good to hear that 😊☺️ not particularly, it’s just when I am not around with my people it makes me feel gloomy. And you?

          1. Neha nandwana says:

            Thank you so much dear 😇 it means a lot to me ☺️ you are so humble 💐 sending you my blessings 🙏 and yeah we all have likes and dislikes😊 nice to know more about you.

      1. Lydia Potter says:

        I have a feeling you did all that.
        Most of that looks normal in our house though! 😉 😉 😉

          1. Lydia Potter says:

            Whoa now! I didn’t say “your back” I said “you back” I’ll get you back… like a boomerang!

          2. The Storyteller says:

            Cheated Again

            a person born in the years following World War II, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate.

          3. The Storyteller says:

            Rue 202 gave me the “Hustler Award” I am thinking about changing it to you have to sing a song to post it proud on your site.

          4. Lydia Potter says:

            Oh please! Weirdo! Music is the best thing on earth. It’s awesome. It’s just great! Gospel music – YES! And any instrument played with strings.

          5. Lydia Potter says:

            Yep! I have 3 awesome guitars! They’re are my best friends. I play some other instrument too, but guitar is the star! Check out the pic on my About and Contact page on my blog.
            I’ve heard of Newsboys, but I don’t keep up with them.

          6. Lydia Potter says:

            Dude! I want to slap you sooooooo badly!!!!!!!!!!!! I just googled and you AGAIN! You cheated!

    1. The Storyteller says:

      ha ha! I suppose you have a point! We have been having a blast together! Did you do any pranks as a youngster?

        1. The Storyteller says:

          You are welcome! I did not forget your nomination, friend. I am overwhelmed with awards at the moment. I am coming right over to check it out!

          1. Tanya Sheik says:

            I’m quiet enjoying my younger sister’s company. I used to be busy for te whole day so now I’m using it very well by spending time with her.

  4. Tanya Sheik says:

    Yeah, I remember when I was in grade 11 I replaced the juice glasses into colour paint liquids which my mum served to the guests and I remembered the impact after my mischievousness. My mum scolded me too hard after that I never attempted one.

        1. The Storyteller says:

          God is faithful, isn’t he! I have found good friends to take on the journey as well. Thank you Cassa Bassa!


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