Monday, April 2, 2012

Not Enough April Fooling

For April Fools' Day, I wanted to say that I was pregnant again.  Sadie and the pretend baby would have been less than a year apart.  Well, I thought about my usual luck, and I knew that if I tried to play a joke on other people, the joke would have most likely been on me.... it would have really been true!  (It's not like birth control has been that successful for our family in the past since we have three complete surprises and one sort-of-surprise.)  Anyway, I didn't play my joke on anyone.  Hopefully, I won't have any jokes played on me.

So then, I thought about my sister, who is less than a week from her due date.  I tried to get her to use that to her advantage and say that she was really in labor or that she had had the baby and it was a girl instead of a boy or some other joke relating to the baby.  I don't think she did it.

When we got home from my sister's house last night, we did pretend that we were locked out of the house. Our kids didn't seem to really believe us.

After we came home, Carter said that he would change Sadie's diaper for me.  Then he said, "April Fools!  Mom, you didn't really think I would want to change a diaper, did you?  Gross!"

Then I told Avery that we could look on facebook and see if anyone posted any April Fools' jokes on there.  Apparently, I don't know any practical jokers.  She was very disappointed.

I really liked General Conference this year, at least what I heard of it.  On Sunday (during some other guy's talk), I was talking to my sister and my cousin about Elder Nelson saying something to the effect of, "If a print shop exploded, nobody would expect a product of that explosion to be a dictionary, and nobody would expect that dictionary to create new editions of itself."  (He was using this analogy to say that he believed that God created life and to point out the absurdity of the big bang theory of the origin of life.)  My cousin said, and I love it, "That's one of the main things that keeps me from losing my testimony.  I am much too self-absorbed to be able to believe that my existence is a result of chaos."


  1. We did NOTHING. We're so boring. I thought about pulling the pregnancy as well but I actually look pregnant most of the time and people wouldn't be fooled.

  2. I told my mom that Brent's wife was pregnant. She was so excited. I felt pretty bad when I told her April Fools.

    I also told Brett that his sister in law was pregnant - didn't he hear?! He went of for like two minutes about how his family never tells him anything anymore, they just talk to me and I forget to tell him... It was so funny to see his expression when I said April Fool! He tackled me to the ground and sat on me. Mature - I know :)