Getting the kids ready and out the door every morning often feels downright impossible. Sometimes, you do the best you can and you still end up running late. Or, in the case of one boy, missing the bus entirely. Of course, once you’ve missed the bus, there are limited options of what you can do. In this case, the boy wrote his mom a hilarious note to explain that he was unable to make it school and had decided to stay home.
“As your son, I regret to inform you that I’ve missed my means of transportation,” he wrote. “I know you must be on a roller coaster of emotions right now but rest assured, I’ve decided to stay home. This was a tough decision to make while you were gone for 20 minutes. I’m probably in my bed moping about the fact I can’t go to school so please don’t interrupt me. If you require any further assistance, please see the pros/cons chart on the backside.”
In addition to the thoughtful note, he included a pro/con list detailing what might happen as a result of him missing school. The list included “pros” such as: “first day home this quarter, grades will be fine.” And on the con list: “you have to call the school and tell them I’ve got polio.”
His sister, Sarah, took to Twitter to share her brother’s creative writing, saying “never forget the time my brother missed the bus and wrote my mom this note.” The post was retweeted more than 217,000 times and has nearly 1 million likes. She took a moment to share an update after posting, saying that the story does, indeed, have a happy ending:
See, kids? Reading and writing, when used properly, can get you out of going to school! Who would have thought?
What do you think of this viral note by the boy who missed his school bus? Do you find it as funny as we do? Sound off in the comments!
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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