Friday, April 2, 2010

Sweet April Fools Day Revenge

Someone forgot to tell John that it's really NOT cool to call your wife the morning of April Fools Day and tell her that you've been in a car accident.

Let me just replay the conversation for you:

John:  Hey babe, I got in a car accident on my way to work.  Yeah, this lady cut out in front of me, and I swerved into another car to miss her.  They're telling me I have a broken arm and have to go to the hospital.

Me:  Oh my gosh, are you okay?  Which hospital?  And how will you be able to help me with Ally Grace if you have a broken arm?  Oops, did I just say that outloud?


Me:  You'd better sleep with one eye open, because I AM COMING FOR YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT!

Later, as I was plotting my revenge, my friend Jenny weighed in with the brilliant idea to pretend I was pregnant.  At first, I thought "no way, he will NEVER fall for that." Which may or may not be a result of my inability to keep a straight face, and my tendency to giggle like a schoolgirl anytime I'm trying to prank someone. 

(It may or may not ALSO be due to the fact that I've tried pulling this one before.)

Anyway, then Jenny said, why don't you ask one of your pregnant friends to take a test FOR you? And then I said, GENIUS.  Because it enabled me to provide him with this:

(Yes, it IS a positive pregnancy test, and yes it IS laying on my kitchen counter. Oops.)

Now here's how THAT conversation went:

Me:  (Shaky voice--I so deserve an Oscar) Hey babe?  Um, can you look at something?  I was feeling kinda funny so I took a pregnancy test....Is it just me, or is that a plus sign in that window? 

John:  What?  Um, no.  I mean, those things can be wrong, right?  It's really faint, so it probably doesn't count.  (Grabbing keys) Let me run to the store and get a couple of those digital ones.  (This is how I KNOW he was freaked out, since Mr. Smart Saver NEVER lets me spend money on those "fancy" digital ones.  Ahem.)

Me:  (Slightly hysterically) WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?!?!?!? 

John:  (Hugging me) Oh babe, it's going to be fine....don't worry!


John:  AHHHHHHHHHHHH (Tickling me until I screamed for mercy, with Jackson bravely running over to rescue me from the obvious torture that I was experiencing).

It. Was. Priceless.

I would like to thank Jenny for the brilliant plan, and Betsy for allowing the use of her pregnant urine.  And I would also like to thank the Academy......

Oh wait.


Bagwell's said...

My stomach still hurts from laughing with Brad when we heard your plan worked! You're too good, Sherri. I'm glad my urine could be so entertaining. Never before had I been asked to borrow such a thing but I was so thrilled to do it! I'm glad for your sake it's April 2nd and husband has to wait until next year to get you back!

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome!! I LOVE it! He deserved every bit.

Sara H

Jessica said...

I LOVE IT. This made me laugh out loud! Next time, please set up the video camera in an obscure corner of the room so that we can all enjoy his shocked reaction via youtube. You deserve the Oscar anyway!

Jenny said...

I'm still not believing that he fell for it...I love it!

sara said...

This is awesome Sherri! Well done!!!

Melanie said...

HAAAAA!!!! That is SO FUNNY! I was laughing out loud and *snorting* while I read this! That is so funny! What a great idea to have a preggy friend help you.

High 5's all around... :)

Happy Easter!
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Beloved said...

Oh my goodness, Dean and I are laughing hysterically! GOOD WORK, SISTA!!!

John Dickens said...

Yeah she got me. I can't believe I fell for it! Hook, line, and sinker.

Unknown said...


Ok, so you don't know me at all, but I Betsy is one of my very favorite friends in the world (although she has never given me her pregant urine; ya'll are on a whole other level) and has you linked to her blog and, yes, I stalk yours from time to time. Not stalk in the psycho way, just stalk in the "she's hilarious and if I lived in Atlanta I would make her be my friend" kinda way. After this entry, I just HAD to out myself. Holy cow, I can't stop laughing. That is serious scheming! I may have to borrow that one someday. Hope ya'll have a blessed, pregnant-urine free Easter! :)

Ashley Abide

melissa said...

I found your blog randomly through another blog...

That trick is priceless. Your husband will be telling your grandchildren about it. Such a legacy you are leaving! =)

AnnieBlogs said...

Girl, that is funny. For sure.