I played a bad April 1 joke on my boys..

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I played a bad April 1 joke on my boys..
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 1:26pm
I'll confess it here because most of you know me. I wouldn't hurt the feelings of my 7 y/o twin boys, Patrick & Connor, for anything!

This joke just popped into my head on April 1 morning. DH, the boys, and I were sitting in the family room just visiting and getting geared up for the day. It was the second day of spring break. The furnace man had just left after checking the furnace. I caught my DH's eye, winked and said:

"Hey, Hon. Did you hear the furnace man say he heard Chelsea has cancelled spring break?"

"Yes, I did," DH said going along with the joke.

"I guess you better get dressed for school then, boys, and I'll drive you in." I said.

Their reaction was heartbreaking. They both clouded up and began storming all over the place (crying). I immediately said I was kidding, that it was just an April Fool's Day joke. It took a while for them to settle down.

DH was laughing but I was devastated. I never expected that reaction.

I said to my DH later, "That says alot about how badly the boys need this break from school.

Later my DH teased me that my prank will cost the boys years of therapy.

I still feel TERRIBLE about it!!!

Heidi (guilt-ridden mom to Patrick & Connor, 7, second grade)

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 1:56pm
I'm not much for jokes & was happy nobody decided to pull anthing around here this year.



Denise *CL for

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 10:47am
Your such a card...I hope they had fun on their spring break! I do that all of the time now that the boys are older, I'll even drive Taylor to his Karate class and wait for him to get out even though it's not his night or day to attend...he gets a kick out of it.

On the last snow day, my eldest was even waking Taylor up to go to school...he got ready & was about to leave..when he finally figured out that it was way too cold outside & asked me if he had to go to school since the roads were frozen over...I then let the cat out of the bag...Snow Day! Woo Hoo!

Nanc 4Boys

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 2:06am
*LOL* I play jokes on my boys all the time *L* But they get me back!

they remember how much fun you guys had together