I’m a bad person!

Okay I’m SORRY!!! :) I had no idea that people actually had experiences where they thought boys were girls and girls were boys. I guess after Oprah’s guest, a pregnant “man,” (not an April Fools hoax) was being advertised, people were more open to believing gender-bending news.

I was trying to go for unbelievable, not meaning to actually fool anyone. It was a toss up between Laelia being a boy, Laelia getting her tongue pierced,  Laelia reading the newspaper or Laelia being conceived by aliens. Apparently, I chose poorly.

I had meant to be overly unrealistic after the reveal (“Laelia is a boy”), but failed at that. My dad informed me that so much about Laelia’s diagnosis is so rare  that people don’t know what to expect. Plus a minority of medical professionals have been apathetic or incompetent in our experience. So I guess this was not as much of a stretch as I had thought.

There was one time when I was a kid that I got my dad really good. He had this truck   that he LOVED. He carpeted the back and installed speakers in the cab himself. He washed it and waxed it and admired it all the time. Well one April Fools Day of yore, my sister and I  (although I’ll take most of the blame) decided to steal dad’s truck while he was at work.  Being too young for a driver’s lisence  I had to  enlist Grandpa Dean to help drive it to his place. He agreed, but warned us, “You’d better keep me out of this!” :) Well when dad got home I told him very straight-faced that someone had come and asked for the keys. And of course I described some stranger. I explained that he came around asking about the truck, and when I informed him that dad wasn’t home, he  told me that he was my dad’s best friend and needed the keys. I said I thought it was weird that he didn’t even know dad’s name.

I’ve never seen my dad almost have a heart attack before.  I did reveal the prank after dad freaked out  but  before he called the police.

Apparently I didn’t learn my lesson. I got into work today and found that the blog had fooled two co-workers  who let me have it. Not only that, but I have received six phone calls  and several emails from concerned people praying for our family.

I laughed  with most of them and apologized to the people I actually worried.  Did I mention  I’m a bad person?  After getting over the insurmountable guilt, I did actually feel very touched by some of the people who were there for our family. Although the fact that lots of people didn’t doubt for a second that I couldn’t tell a  pee-pee from a vajayjay  has me worried. :) Some of you were very nice regardless.

In a few years we’ll all look back on this and laugh (right?). Ah, honey, there was this time when you were six months old that  your mother put out the word that you were a boy.  That’s why there’s all that hate mail  in your baby book.   :)

But  just so you all know, the only time I presented false information was April 1st. Every other blog is accurate, including, sadly, the news of Gram’s passing which some thought might also be misinformation. And I promise that I will only report  our experiences  honestly for now on…

…unless it’s April 1st.

Then you may  discover Laelia was conceived by aliens. :)

One Response to “I’m a bad person!”

  1. Laelia Sky » Blog Archive » Tongue inspection! says:

    [...] she wouldn’t have something to impulsively do in a moment of teenage angst. :)  Although I did forshadow this tongue piercing gag last year.  Ah last year… let’s [...]

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