A friend of mine who is a Lutheran minister posted on her Facebook status that she was getting baptized into the LDS church on Sunday. It was, of course, a Fool’s day joke but at 9:00 in the morning she had shocked many of her friends. I was fooled too, for moment.
Then when I reazlied what day it was I wanted in on the action.
So I told my FB network that Richard’s job was taking us on an international rotation to New Zealand. I thought my plan was genius. All my friends would weep and profess their heartbreak over my news. My “wall” would be littered with sorrowful good-byes.
I’m pathetic. I know.
My plan backfired. People were excited for me. Can you believe that?
Around 10:30 a couple of my friends caught on and called me out.
So I deleted their comments, not wanting the game to end. Still holding out for someone to say they would miss me.
By noon my gig was up. People were realizing what day it was and I was exposed.
Inevitably I started to feel guilty. Now I had disappointed all these people who thought I was actually going to do something exciting in my life.
April Fool’s day is not conducive to personalities like mine.
From now on I will stick to celebrating my oldest child’s birthday on the first of April.
**Speaking of which, the party was a huge success. Thanks for all the tips.