I'm at work and my cell phone rings. It's my mom.
This is the conversation:
Mom: Hi. You sound terrible.
Me: I have a bad cold.
Mom: Oh. Did you see the news?
Me: No. What news?
Mom: You didn't see the news? It's on the Internet.
Me: No. What is going on?
Mom: Barack Obama dropped out of the presidential race.
Me: [totally in a state of panic, heart is racing]. No he didn't.
[at this point, i'm trying to get to CNN.com]
Mom: Yes. He. Did. He said he's done.
Me: No way. That isn't true.
Mom: April Fool's, Traci.
Me: Oh. MY. GOD! [I keep forgetting it's April 1st]. That was NOT funny.
Mom: Yeah, it really was.
This is what my family thinks is funny. A real bunch of comedians. Geesh. I was really freaked out. Now, any other day I would have realized it was an April Fool's joke, but I'm sick today and a bit slow with the funny things. Head colds will do that to you.
So, happy April Fool's Day.
Anyone else get duped today?
[My husband "got" me this morning -- he told me there was 3 inches of snow outside. And I believed him. Until Olivia said, "Mommy, today is April!"].