|I wasn't quite 9 there, but that is the kitchen where the joke was played.|
Yesterday was April Fool's Day. I thought of a prank my brother played on me in 1978. My mom had cancer and recently had surgery. I was in the kitchen alone eating breakfast when my brother walked in.
- He asked "Did you hear what happened to Mama?"
- "No" I said.
- "She died."
- She wasn't dead and he said "April Fool's."
When I told my parents what my brother did, not only did they not reprimand him for his tasteless joke but they told me I was 'stupid' for believing him in the first place. My mom said "didn't you know that your dad would be the one telling you if I died?"
Pardon me all to hell for being a nine year old without the life experiences and sophistication to figure out something like that and for being so naïve.
I guess we all have issues.