Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Our "Big" News

I wasn't going to post today. I was giving you all a break, visiting and commenting, reading and tearing up and laughing. You all really are the best.

But! I must post this story today. I recently discovered "irony"; just after posting what a cheerful fellow Elmo is, I have to stop my arm from launching our Chicken-Dance Elmo across the room. (Oh! Just wait! I'll post a video soon and then you'll launch your laptop across the room!)

The story is simple and uncomplicated. I am WIFE OF THE YEAR. Let me tell you why.

I got my husband Final Four tickets. Then, I booked a frequent flyer ticket for him to Detroit. That's why.

I called yesterday morning to request tickets from our school's booster club, of which we've been loyal high acceptable paying members for seven years. They took my information and said we'd find out later in the day.

In the meantime, I got onto to check flights using my own frequent flyer number (this way I could check seat availability.) One or two left, here or there. So, I booked a flight and put it on hold (using HIS frequent flier miles this time. Right? At least I did that.)

I got a call mid-way through the day from an 18-year old kid at the ticket office, asking for my credit card info again; why? I wanted to know. "Because you're pretty much good.. to get tickets."

Really?! Seriously?!! We're getting the two tickets that I requested on a whim? My husband, the fanatic, the addict, the college basketball guru that would live only for March Madness if that career option were open to him, is going to get to go see his Heels in the Final Four?

(Before you act glum and start telling me how lucky I am, just know that 1) we have a toddler, 2) we have two b-day parties this weekend and 3) I am not going. No, the other ticket is for his best friend, who, with a flight booked and no ticket, is delighted he's not spending $1,000.)

The clincher: What day is today?! April Fool's Day, hello! Here's your irony... this is a TRUE story. Ask my facebook friends.

So, for April Fool's Day, I called my mother and left a message that we're pregnant and having twins.


IB April 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

What a heartbreaking story!

Well, points for trying anyway.

septembermom April 1, 2009 at 12:20 PM  

You are wife of the year! Your husband owes you big time. Let us know your mom's reaction to the BIG news :) She may start dreaming up baby names and knitting booties once she hangs up the phone!!

Anonymous,  April 1, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

Congrats on wife of the year! I'm sure you're husband is dancing with joy.

(You don't have to come to J's party if it's too much. I don't want to add stress.)

Kitten April 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

Now is hubby going to one game or two? Note how I say two...UCONN vs. UNC in the final game.


mielikki April 1, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

your husband is a lucky man.
your Mom, not so much!
My Mom would KILL me for that transgression.

Anonymous,  April 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

You are wife of the decade, woman! (Plus you've got the weekend to yourself!)

Jeanne April 1, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

You ARE a great wife!

Debbie April 1, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

You are wife of the year! Which is great because now I can just quit trying:)

Femin Susan April 1, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

How wonderfully fabulous your blog with all those images that fade and appear.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) April 1, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

You are absolutely wife of the year! :)

How'd your mom react to the big April Fool's news? ;)

Femin Susan April 1, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.Feel free to visit again.
Keep posting.............

CDB April 1, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

@Kitten: we're planning on him going to ALL the games.. (: But we'll see.
@Mie&Stacy: my Mom totally fell for it, told my dad, shouted, stressed out, all of the above. Then I told he one more little April Fool's joke, THEN the truth.

Yep, she was pretty mad.

Kim April 2, 2009 at 7:16 AM  

Obviously your mom must have a good sense of humour. At least you already have one child to offer her!

kel April 2, 2009 at 7:30 AM  

You are super mom!

buffalodick April 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

You are the first person I ever knew that was happy about going to Detroit... Mean trick on Mom- I hope you conceive twins in Motown!

Casey April 2, 2009 at 11:02 AM  

Oh, your pregnant with twins story was a good one. I didn't play one single joke this year and usually that's my thing.

You are wife of the year, score!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy April 3, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

Wow, you are the nicest wife ever! I would never do all that for my, j/k. Kinda.

Jenners April 3, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

Wow! You pretty much have the upper hand in your relationship for quite some time now! Use it wisely! ; )



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