Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I was 16 years old, driving down 92 toward the city library, either to actually go to the library or to watch Brendon play soccer, I don't quite remember. Jamie and mom were in the car with me..and mom didn't want to drive. We were laughing at something mom said, like we always did and do when we are together. Mid conversation, my mom says, "Lindsey, I'm pregnant." My eyes fill with tears, I was so excited!
You see, there are a couple things you need to know in order for me to continue with this story. FLASHBACK: When my family had something important to tell everyone, like if we were moving, if dad's job was changing, if mom got a calling, or whatever, we would have a family council. The conversation always began, "We have something important to tell you." I remember one time, I don't remember exactly how old I was, but I said, "Ooh, you're pregnant." It kind of became a joke in our family and every time our parents said, "We have something important to tell you," we would all chime in and say "You're pregnant."
BACK TO THE STORY: So, when my mom told me that she was really pregnant, I was overwhelmed with joy and totally excited. In the brief seconds before we got to our destination, I imagined this new little person who would enter our household and how lucky I was to be a big sister one more time before I left for college.
Then my mom looked at me and said, "April Fools."
I didn't talk to my mom for 2 weeks. Happy Anniversary Mom :)
Ah, but now here is the clincher, which is why NO one should ever say they are pregnant on April Fools Day. A couple months later we sat down for family council and dad said, "Kids we have something important to tell you," and we all said,"You're pregnant." My mom and my dad just looked at each other and smiled.
I screamed, "Serves you right!" Well, at least that what I think I screamed. There may have been tears too that could have been from laughing so hard we cried, or just because the excitement was real this time.