Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Foiled Again

Dh and I have a long tradition of playing practical jokes on April Fools. Usually, I get the better of him because he has trouble with dates and inevitably forgets that it is already April. It is hard to fool someone when they are prepared and know something is coming, even if they don't know what it is.

This year, dh was ready and he thought my recent lack of sleep would give him an advantage. He got up early this morning and took the older girls to Mass, then out for breakfast. During their outing he told them he was going to call me sometime this morning and play an April Fool's Day joke on me. He should know better than to divulge that sort of inside information to two chatty schoolgirls. It was barely 8:15 before they had spilled the beans.

I responded to them by telling them he would to try to get me to believe the van, which is currently in the repair shop (nothing like 3 days trapped in this house to get one feeling stir crazy), was going to cost an arm and a leg to fix. I know him too well... At 10:30 the call came and, as I am often reminding my family, I am always right. If I hadn't been so tired from only getting four hours sleep, I might have played along and gotten in my own April Fools Day fun.

It turns out the joke was on both of us. As I was talking to him, I noticed a big water spot in our formal living room. I ask him if he's noticed it and he wouldn't believe me. He thought I was trying to have my own fun. Imagine his disappointment when he came home and found there was no fooling on my part. Now there is a big hole in the front room and it looks like we are in for some master bathroom renovations sooner rather than later. How's that for an April Fool's Day?

3 comments:

Therese said...

Oh no! Sounds like Murphy is playing his own joke! I hate that kind of April Fool's! Good luck!

Laura said...

a) Funny
b) Bummer

Herd Momma said...

Oh Snot! That is so not fun. Good luck.