Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools!

In honor of April Fool's Day, I thought I would post the best family joke ever.  But then I realized that I'd already posted this story last year.   But for those of you who missed it, here it is again!
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 2003

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 also had to take a psych exam.  Perfect.

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!


M-Cat said...

That IS a good one!

Melissa said...

What a great story!!

Melissa said...

What a great story!!

Barbaloot said...

That's too funny. My mom said my grandma used to do that to them and they were SO disappointed to find out she wasn't pregnant:)

wendy said...

Oh wow, that is amazing.
quite the April FOOLS
that WASN't

I don't think I could top that one
nor, do I want to.
not at this stage of my life eh.

but it is too bad Barry and I never were able to have children together. He has none of his own.

tammy said...

That is hilarious! I love it.

JoeyRes said...

Probably not the best day to unveil big news like that! It does make a good story. When I told my mother I was pregnant with my one and only daughter she didn't believe me. She kept saying, "You're getting a puppy right?" It was not a puppy.