We’re Having Another!

Shannon and I took our three kids to Coronado today for some fun.  We went to the park.  The kids rode their bikes, we played hide-n-seek and had jumping competitions off the swings.  Afterwards, we went to the bayside of Coronado and enjoyed some cafe beverages and leftovers we’d packed in a cooler.  Later, we went down to the water.  I played in the sand with the kids while Shannon assisted in vain to keep Little B from eating sand.

My kids are fanatics about Minecraft.  They even model their sandcastles after the game now.
My kids are fanatics about Minecraft. They even model their sandcastles after the game now.

Prior to getting in the sand, our older son had been pleading to go home and play minecraft, a ‘sandbox’ game as my friend Noah (an eligible bachelor) pointed out to me.  Upon arriving to a real-life sandbox, what does my son do?  He starts making representational art of Minecraft.  Well, at least he’s outside in the fresh air and getting dirty.

After running around with my daughter and taking some pictures of Little B eating sand, I look at Shannon and tell her what a wonderful time we’re having.  She replies by saying,

“I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you this…”

“Tell me what?”

They all eat sand eventually, right?
They all eat sand eventually, right?

“I had one more test strip left and it came back positive this morning.”

“You’re kidding, right?”

“….”

“You’re pregnant?  You haven’t even had your period yet!”

“It was positive”

“…  This is great!”

I proceeded to praise my wife.  I looked into her eyes and thanked for the future arrival of our fourth child.  I began lavishing her with kisses.  She then began to smile and asked me, “What is today?”  I kept kissing her.  She asked again, “What is today?”

“April 1st,” I said.  She smiled.

I think Little B was trying to play his own April Fool's joke on big brother by filling his shoes with sand.
I think Little B was trying to play his own April Fool’s joke on big brother by filling his shoes with sand.

I couldn’t believe it.  My own wife had played THIS April Fools trick on me.  I know that most people would have been horrified.  Three kids is more than some would prefer.  Four is enough to make many psychotic.  But we love our kids.  They’re gifts.  I’ll take as many as the Good Lord gives.  But I digress.

My response was gracious.  I commended her on her joke.  She did a great job in the delivery.  But I also told her that I would have to get back at her by posting this blog.  And if I fooled a few of you at the same time… well, I feel all the better for it!  Happy April Fools Day from DIYtheGoodLife

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