There is such thing as being too clever for your own good, and Shantelle and Wesley Dozier learned that the hard way.
The couple have been together for 15 years, and were trying on and off to have a baby almost the entire time. After trying their fourth round of fertility treatments, the couple were almost ready to give up.
“We thought that that was it, it was our fourth try, we were going to be done," Shantelle told People. "We were throwing in the towel, and we thought we were never going to be parents."
But against all odds, the couple were blessed with not one but two children, as Shantelle learned she was pregnant with twins.
“I was expecting that it was never going to happen, and now to finally know we’re going to have our own family, it still feels unreal," she said.
Of course after all the hoping, wishing, and waiting, the couple wanted to come up with the perfect way to break the news to Wesley's mother Cynthia.
But their idea for an announcement "prank" proved a little too complicated for the new grandma, and her reaction had the whole family in tears of laughter.
Thank goodness Shantelle thought to record Cynthia's reaction to the pregnancy announcement, because it turned out to be priceless.
The crafty couple thought leaving a hot dog bun sitting in the oven (Get it? A bun in the oven?) would be all the clues Cynthia needed. But things didn't play out the way they expected.
Since the cat is out of the bag, I can finally share this jewel with all of you. Anyone who knows my mother-in-law Cynthia Fischer Dozier will appreciate this announcement thoroughly. Everyone else should get a good laugh too...Posted by Shantelle Dozier on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Cynthia spotted the bun right away, but was totally clueless about what it meant.
“A bun’s in the oven! Who put a bun in the oven?” she asked. She seemed to realize right away that it was Wesley, but even that didn't end the confusion.
"You put a bun in the oven?" she asked.
"Maybe not that oven," Wesley said back. But the family had to hold their laughter for another minute as Cynthia waited for the other shoe to drop.
“At one point I was thinking if she was going to figure it out, or if we were just going to have to tell her!” Shantelle reveals. “Everybody in the house was laughing!”
Of course, things eventually clicked and Cynthia broke into tears right away.
"Are y'all pregnant?" she asked.
"That only took two and a half minutes for her to figure it out," laughed Shantelle.
But you could tell from the way Wesley embraced his mom that the moment meant a lot to both of them - even if it took a little longer than the expecting dad thought it would.
What a hilarious video!