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A woman hilariously pranked her other half into thinking she was pregnant after decking out their living room with 'it's a girl' balloons... only to then reveal that it was just a new Elf on the Shelf doll.
Stacey White decided to go all out to decorate the living room to welcome 'baby elf' into the family, but after spotting her partner Mikey Davis' terrified reaction upon spotting the balloons, she saw an opportunity to play a prank and told him they were expecting baby number three.
As Mikey started to 'turn white' and began 'sweating', 29-year-old Stacey decided to come clean and reveal that the new addition was just an elf toy.
Thankfully, Mikey later saw the funny side and the pair laughed about it the next day. Probably the relief, that.
Stacey, from Portsmouth, said:"He was very shocked. He was sweating and he went very white. I thought he was going to faint.
"My partner works a lot. He has his own tattoo studio, so I never know when he's going to come in or what time he's working until because sometimes he runs over.
"My kids kept saying to me, 'do the elves have children?'. So, I got this plan in my head that I was going to buy a baby elf, make a little show that they have had a baby.
"I put the banners and the balloons up and I went upstairs.
"I had no idea that he was walking into it. I didn't plan any of it, it was literally by pure coincidence that he walked through the door as I set it up.
"I didn't have any intention to do any of it, but when he walked in through the door and I saw his face, I thought, I'm going to play along with this.
"I said, 'surprise, oh my god, I'm pregnant'. It went from there. I walked in holding my belly and pretended I was pregnant.
"He walked into the kitchen and didn't even speak to me, so I followed him into the kitchen and played along with it, bless him.
"He thought I was pregnant for about five minutes. I could see it in his face though that if I did it for any longer then he was going to pass out.
"I pulled down the elf and said, 'surprise, you're having a baby elf'. He had no words coming out of his mouth.
"He kept stuttering. He said, 'are we having a baby or not?'. I said, 'No, it's just the elf'. He [turned] pure white, sweating and he just couldn't talk.
"I felt a bit guilty because I know I would have gotten his hopes up, but we have the best relationship.
"We are best friends, so I knew it would be laughter after that. We laughed it off together. It's funny to him now.
"I think at first he didn't know what the hell was going on. He 100 percent thought I was pregnant but after that, he's fine now."
Despite Mikey's reaction, Stacey says her little girls Rosie Hall, seven, and Daisy-Lea Davis, four, were delighted with the display. Well, that's the main thing.
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