I called Justin first.
me: Guess what.
me: We have a son.
J: What? Wait, a referral?
J: Today? They called today?
me: y-- (interrupted)
J: (sirens blaring) I have to go. (hang up.)
Ok. So I sit and wait. Because I can't call anyone else until the Dad knows. Right?
J: Hey, sorry. Code one.
me: It's ok. We have a son!
me: I know! He's three weeks old and--(interrupted)
J: ( sirens blaring) Crap, gotta go! I'll call you back.
me: Wait! Can I tell others yet!?
J: Yes. Bye.
Well, he said I could. So I did.
A little background: The previous Sunday my BF Christina had said she guessed we'd get a call on Thursday. For no reason, she just thought Thursday would be a good day. Thursday morning I emailed her to remind her that she had placed that bet and that if she was wrong, I was going to call her and laugh at her.
So I called her.
me: Hi there. What are you doing tonight? Like, what's your Thursday activity?
C: Just kickball (yes, that's right. she's in a kickball league.) ... Why? Am I a psychic? (Inside joke: for Christmas I gave her a pamphlet on the "10 Easy Steps to Becoming a Psychic")
me: Well, I don't know since you only had ten steps...but I do have a son today.
C: WHAT! Oh my goodness oh my goodnessohmygoodness!!! (She starts crying. And giggling.) Oh! I can't believe it! Congratulations! (I hear this noise.) Oh, and I just want you to know that my secretary is clapping. Oh my gosh! I'll be there tonight. As soon as I can.
Hm, this calling people is fun. Let's do another one. How about...Justin's mom. Yes, let's do that one next. I call her office and her sister answers the phone.
DL: Hello. Any news yet. (Gotta love caller ID.)
me: Ha. Well, I was really just calling to ask JK a question.
me: Hiya. How are you today?... blah blah blah... So, what are you doing tonight? Do you have any plans?
JK: Uh, well, no I don't think so. I mean, dinner. But no, no plans.
me: Well, good. Because you need to come to my house to see pictures of your grandson.
JK: Oh, ok. (pause) WAIT! Did you say? Did you get the call!
(in the background I hear this: -- DL: She lied! She didn't tell me anything! JK: Well, who do you think she's going to tell first! Me! The grandmother! Not you!)
This game is so fun! But I started to run out of people to call. I knew I was going to see some people later on...so I wanted to start saving some for face-to-face. I mean, if it was this fun to tell people over the phone, then how fun would it be to see them?! One last call...
me: Hey. Can we meet for coffee tonight after church? I know it's kinda late, but I just need some hangout time. Is that cool?
Misty: Coffee?! Of course!
me: Good. Can we just hang out at my house instead? We'll make some coffee and just hang out and not get kicked out.
Misty: (sounding suspicious) Uh, suurrre.
I know that she is already suspicious, so I start on a plan to throw her off the scent. I love surprises. And being sneaky.
Stay tuned. The next post is telling people in person. It's really good.