Kid’s Genius Letter To His Mom After Missing The School Bus Will Make You Wish He Was Your Son

Staying home from school is one of the most magical experiences when you’re a kid. You get to watch a bunch of weird daytime TV you never get to see, you find out what your mom does while you’re learning fractions, and you get to avoid the dull drudgery of another day of doing busy work. (Plus, the food is way better). Unfortunately, you usually have to be sick to get out of going to school which can put a damper on things. Not this kid though, he found a loophole by missing the bus and writing a hilariously convincing letter to his mom.

A woman named Sarah (@sarahhollidayyy) recently shared a childhood letter that her brother wrote to their mom after he missed the bus and this kid is either going to take over the world or at least be a high-powered attorney (if he’s not already).


The letter, entitled “I Missed The Bus,” reads,

“As your son, I regret to inform you that I’ve missed my means of public transportation. I know you must be on a rollercoaster 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 that 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 back side.”

You’ve really gotta hand it to him for the deft way he defused this mini-crisis. “Rest assured I’ve decided to stay home” is just a remarkably smooth way to tell your mom you’re playing hooky. Also claiming to be so torn up about your decision to forego a dull day of education that you can’t be disturbed? Pure genius. One day we’ll all be lucky enough to work for this kid, who will undoubtedly conquer the planet.

He even helpfully provided a pros and cons list on the back, and while it seems to be a wash, I feel like the kid came out on the “pro” side.


• First day home this quarter, grades will be fine.
• Today was gonna be a bad one, can’t get over my hair.

• Might become a habit (doubtful)
• You have to call the school and tell them I’ve got polio.”

Oh, and if you’re wondering if his letter worked on his mom? It did. She let him stay home.


Who wouldn’t be proud of raising such a talented pro/con artist?

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