“Clara!” Her mom yelled. “Don’t ever ever get in this box, do you understand? This box has important papers in it and is only for Mommy and Daddys.”

Clara wrung her hands. “Yes Mom. I’m sorry. Anyway, I’m going to be a Mommy soon too, so maybe then I can get in the box.” Then she turned and galloped out of the room.

And those were the first words I heard the morning of April Fool’s Day 2015.