Finding out if you’re having a boy or a girl can be an exciting moment for expectant parents, but sometimes things don’t turn out the way you had hoped. This parents gender reveal gone wrong literally went up in smoke.

Kayla and Kyle Hayes decided to reveal the gender of their baby to their families, and themselves, with the aid of a colored smoke bomb. The bomb was meant to give off either pink or blue smoke depending on the gender of the baby, but much to everyone’s surprise they got both.

No, they’re not expecting twins, though that certainly would have been a spectacular reveal. Instead the smoke bomb gone wronged simply deployed incorrectly sending out a very confusing message and setting off a rollercoaster of emotions for the parents to be.

Judging by their elated reactions to both colors, the couple is clearly happy to become parents no matter what, despite the confusion.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash



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