Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Accidental April Fool's Joke

In honor of April Fools Day, I am not going tell you silly jokes, leave silly comments on your blogs, or play a prank on you. . .
Instead, I am going to tell you about the best April Fools Day EVER!
that happened accidentally.

First Week of February 2002

My then almost 16-year-old daughter Kayla got up one morning and told me that she had dreamed that I was pregnant with twins! I looked at her like she was crazy, which was exactly what I was thinking. After all, I had 6 kids already, and my oldest was approaching 20 years old. Not to mention how old I was.

But I didn't tell her then what I already suspected: that I was pregnant.

Sure, I was in denial. I even thought it was possible that I was entering menopause. Women in their late 30's - it could happen, right?

Late February
A quick home pregnancy test confirmed what we already knew. My husband and I were a little freaked out, but we knew that if this is what Heavenly Father wanted for us, then we wanted it for us, too.

Early March
Talked about telling the kids. Decided to wait. Spent my time laying around on the couch, dead tired and nauseous.

Mid March
Talked about telling the kids. Decided to wait. More couch time. Too tired to even read. TV was my friend, but I don't remember anything I watched. Found out later that Kayla seriously thought I was sick, as in possibly terminal, and was kinda scared.

Late March
Talked about telling the kids. Decided to wait. Tired and grumpy all the time. I'm sure by then my kids were wishing I was dead. . . JK

A Few Days Later
Woke up one morning; didn't consult the calendar.

Decided that this was the day that I'd tell the kids.

Told Kayla first.

She looooked at me, and then surprised me by starting to laugh.

"Good one Mom. You really had me going for a minute."

I looked at her blankly, not knowing what the heck she was talking about. "What a good April Fool's joke. . . right, Mom? Mooommmmm?!?"

She finally believed me when I told her that I really was pregnant.

Then she went to school all freaked out, and had to take a psych exam.

So, a little later that day, I told the rest of the kids. One by one. They all thought it was a really funny April Fools joke. I was too sick and tired to try and convince them.

8+ months preg with #7

April 2
Kids heard us talking about the baby. Some more.

"Um, mom, dad, that was just an April Fools joke, wasn't it?"

Took us all day to convince them that the baby, now affectionately known as Tanner Alexander Carey, was for real!

And Kayla's dream about twins? I think it was a warning. . . this little guy was (and still is) busier than all six of my other kids put together!

Hair Update!

That Risk I took on Monday? It paid off. My husband really did like it! I was very surprised (and so was he!)

And thanks for all the nice comments! That made my day!


Debbie said...

Your little guy is so cute! April Fools or not, what a great blessing in your life.

Nathan said...

I love that it was completely unplanned. That's the only way I'd be able to fake anyone out because I'm a terrible liar.

Abby said...

Pfft!! Sure, you look pregnant, but not overly pregnant. I still think I was bigger. Plus you look way taller than I am. Being short makes the whole effect much worse. So there. Come fight me for it!

Pancake said...

What a good mom you are!

I used that once as a joke on my best friend, and planned it all months in advance!

Annette Lyon said...

That's hysterical. At least it was just one, not twins. :)

Kate said...

That is funny, Truly a good story for today. I am sure that are glad that you had him. Have a super week,.

Mina said...

That is an awesome story. I love that you didn't even check the date when you told your daughter. So funny.

LyndiLou said...

NIIIIIICE!!! How great is it that you really didn't even know it was April Fool's!!! :) That's the happiest "prank" ever!!!

Erin said...

I love this story! That is so funny, that you just happened to tell them on April 1 that you were pregnant. And he is very cute :)

Grace said...

that is a great story! maybe your daughter had a bit of insight about you being pregnant with her dream and all? thankfully it was not twins though! :)