Today’s Five Minute Friday word prompt brings a smile! I am reminded of a morning years ago, when my son was in high school…
The students were taking final exams, so they were on a different class schedule. As long as they had written permission from a parent, the students were allowed to leave the building during the hours when they were not testing. I knew my son had a few free hours, so I offered to write a note to excuse him from class.
He wouldn’t accept my offer. Instead, he informed me that he wanted to find a way to sneak out of the building! We laughed, but I suggested that he carry a note just in case he was caught. “No, thank you. That would take away the challenge,” he replied, and he headed out the door.
Later I relished hearing his story of how he DID find a way to sneak out, the clever ways he managed to get by some obstacles (including a hall monitor), and the small victory he felt when he succeeded. I could sense the thrill and excitement of the challenge in his voice.
And inwardly I wondered how many daring adventures I have missed, simply because I had an excuse.
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