Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Flashback: Fooled You

I thought I'd participate in this week's Friday Flashback because yesterday has me reminiscing about the worst April Fool joke I ever pulled. I don't like April Fool's Day, and I don't normally participate, but a few years ago, I was talked into pulling the worst prank.

Jim and I were visiting his family and I was out running errands with his mom Pat and sister-in-law Jennifer. We got to talking about April Fool's pranks (it was April 1st) and Jennifer said she should tell her husband she was pregnant (they already had 4, so he would have freaked). Then Pat joked that she should tell Bill she was pregnant, which I personally thought would have been a hoot. Totally unbelievable, but funny nonetheless. Then they both looked at me and said, "Holly should do it!"

At the time, Peri was only 18 months old, so the thought of having another one was scary. However, I agreed and since Jim's twin sister was pregnant at the time, we had her pee on the stick (just in case I needed proof to pull off the prank).

I am NOT a good liar, in fact, I hate lying. My conscience won't let me do it and it literally makes me sick. I actually cried when I told Jim, which only played into the lie, and I felt even worse when he was so supportive. We had all planned on eating out at a restaurant where his cousin worked, and we were going to send out his dessert with a big April Fool's sign in it.

Once we got there, I just couldn't do it anymore. My stomach was in knots and I couldn't even eat. I had to tell him before I exploded. I leaned over and whispered, "April Fools." He just looked at me and didn't know what I was talking about. Then it dawned on him and his family just laughed. He laughed too (I think it was a relief laugh), but seriously, no one was more relieved than me. :oP Pretty sure that prank was worse on me than him.

Then 3 months later we got pregnant with our second and she was born April 7th of the following year. April Fools!!!! Serves me right. :oP


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ElegantSnobbery said...

Ahahahaa, dang I wish I had read this yesterday... that would have been the perfect prank for Will. He would have FREAKED and I wouldn't have cried... I would have laughed my arse off :)

AlyGatr said...

OOOH...mean prank! Funny one though :) I'd be afraid it would come back to bite me in the butt, like it did for you :) I don't need the bad karma!

Whimsical Creations said...

LOL! Like Marisa, I wish I would have read this yesterday. My husband would have freaked. But, like you, I am a terrible liar.

Christopher And Tia said...

Heheh, cute that you got pregnant 3 months later :)


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