When I was born though, the joke was on my dad. Or was it my mom? I can’t decide. I’ve been trying ever since to trump my first April Fool’s joke, but for some reason I always fall short. It’s sort of hard to top my April Fool’s genius when I was 0. I mean, do you know anyone else with the fore thought and ingenuity able to pull off the trick I did at birth? When my moms water broke on April 1st, I’m sure my mom and dad thought they’d been fooled. When I couldn’t wait 15 minutes to get to the hospital to be born like most Western civilization babies, and my dad had to “catch” me on the way out (on the side of the road with a foot of snow on the ground and no interior vehicle lights, I might add) he surely must have felt that the April Fools joke was complete. But no. I didn’t stop there. I decided that the rural hospital wasn’t to my fancy so I held my breath and decide to labor my breathing. Voila! Trick worked and I got to be the very first passenger in a brand new transport ambulance…..that was too high for the outgoing arches. Crash, Boom, Bang.
So, I ask you. Have you ever had someone pull an April Fool’s prank on you that rivals the one I pulled on my parents? One of these days I’ll tell you about my second best April Fool’s prank, but for now, I’ve got to get the birthday bustle in my hustle. Or something like that.
Are you wondering yet whether nor not you should believe what you see? I’m picturing a few internal dialogues like, “is she really pregnant? Again? I thought she was done? Isn’t 5 enough?” Did I “get” any of you? Please tell me I did, because I love a good joke, and believe it or not, I’ve had this idea in the back of my head since I found this positive pregnancy test about 5 minutes ago laying in my drawer from the twins.