Daughter entering room at 7:00 a.m. interrupting my beauty sleep because I make it a point never to leave my bed until the two screaming Mimi's have left the house. . .
Ponzi: Mom, can you write a note saying I had a doctor's appointment that Friday afternoon before Spring Break?
Ponzi: You know . . . that Friday before Spring Break. . . Can you write a note to my Chemistry teacher saying I had to leave school because I had a doctor's appointment?
Me: Wasn't that the afternoon of the infamous fire drill??? The one where you and your friends went running out of school and didn't go back???
Ponzi: Yeah. . .
Me: The one where I warned you that you would get in trouble and you said, The worst they can do is give me detention!!!!????
Ponzi: Yeah, but if you write the note, I won't get in trouble. You just have to say I had a doctor's appointment. . .
Me: I'm not writing that note.
Ponzi: Mom! Why not????
Me: It would be lying and I don't lie! You were the one who decided to cut school. . . you have to pay the consequences.
Ponzi: Mom! Please?????
Ponzi: Well, I'm just going to go downstairs and ask Dad then. . .
Me: Go right ahead!
Ponzi: Dad, you know that afternoon I cut school and you came home????
Trigger Finger Guy: Yeah?
Ponzi: Well, will you write me a note saying I had a doctor's appointment?
Trigger Finger Guy: Sure. . . bring me some paper. . .