My dad scammed my sister and I out of our allowances
I should begin by saying our dad is really good at sleight of hand magic tricks and stuff like that. That's how he was able to pull this off.
Yesterday, my sister and I were having fun racing each other from one side of our rather large backyard to the other. We were catching our breath between races when our dad said something and made us jump. We hadn't realized he'd come up behind us. He said he'd been watching us race and said he wanted in. He bet us that if we won, he'd double our allowances for the month. But if he won, we'd forfeit our allowances for this month. And have to do extra chores. We agreed and took our mark. When our dad yelled "Go!" we took off running as fast as we could. We were halfway to the finishing point and ahead of him when we both found ourselves being jerked off our feet and onto our butts! Dad quit running at this point and just walked to the finish line.
Turns out he'd tied one end of a rope to the back belt loop on my jeans and the other end to the back belt loop on my sister's jeans. And during the race we'd run past a tree on opposite sides. I gotta give him credit, we didn't see that one coming!
Only problem is that he was serious about us forfeiting our allowances and doing extra chores. Grrr!!! But don't worry, we'll probably prank him back at some point!