Thursday, April 1, 2010
Guess Who's Pregnant!?!?!
Why – you may ask – have I prohibited myself from pulling pranks on friends and family? Well, last year I may have taken April Fool’s just a little too far. You see, it was my first April Fool’s as a married lady, and I thought – what better prank than to tell my parents and my in-laws that Steven and I are expecting?
My cousin had recently announced that she was pregnant. She sent me a picture message of the positive pregnancy test and I just so happened to have kept it on my phone. So I forwarded the picture of her pregnancy test to my mother and Kathy (mother-in-law) with a title stating “Guess WHAT!?!?!”
Unfortunately, their reactions were not what I had originally expected. I thought my mother would be elated – super excited and offer to make a visit immediately. Instead, she saw right through me. She played along for a few texts back and forth but quickly admitted she knew I wasn’t pregnant and that my joke was ill-mannered and not funny. Okay – she caught me – no harm, no foul.
Kathy on the other hand threw me for a loop. You see, Steven’s parents had told us numerous times “Wait to have kids. Travel. Get your finances together. Enjoy one another. We’re too young to be grandparents. No kids!” So I thought when Kathy saw the positive pregnancy test, she would be mad, disappointed, frustrated. Boy.was.I.wrong!
Within seconds of sending the preggo text, my office phone started to ring. It was Kathy. Oh crap.
Kathy: OMG! OMG! OMG! You’re pregnant! You’re pregnant! You’re pregnant! This is the best news I have had in months! OMG! OMG! OMG!
Me: Umm…yeah…I’m pregnant. But I haven’t told Steven yet so don’t say anything. (Fearing she would hang up the phone and call Steven and send him into a complete panic – since I hadn’t notified him of my prank.)
Kathy: OMG! This is so exciting. I can’t believe it!
Me: I thought you told me not to get pregnant - you know too young and all??
Kathy: Oh I was just saying that. Babies are a blessing! Oh we’re having a baby!
Me: Yeah – I have to go. Call you soon!
I began to panic. What in the world?? That didn’t go how I thought it would. How in the world am I going to tell her I’m not pregnant?
Ten minutes later I shot her an email. “Hey – so don’t be too disappointed – but I’m not pregnant. APRIL FOOL’S!” Her response was brief, “I hate you.”
Talk about an April Fool’s joke gone wrong! Thankfully she quickly forgave me after much groveling - but I have learned my lesson. No more crying wolf!
Hope you have a great April Fool’s! Try not to let anyone pull one over on you!
Posted by Amber at Thursday, April 01, 2010