A little girl tried to trick her mother into thinking her holiday break had been extended for another week, and it’s the cutest forgery ever.
The life of a child is about half occupied with school, cartoons and daily events; the rest is dedicated to trying to pull things over on their parents. And kids today are busy! There are presents to be finagled, bedtimes and vegetables to be thrown out, fake notes to be written, homework to be eaten, and younger siblings to blame for it all. Children would probably take over the world and fill all the rivers with chocolate if they could, and the only thing stopping them from doing those things is that they are really, really bad at it. That doesn’t stop them from trying, though, and their efforts to put things over on the adults in their lives are frankly adorable, like in the case of this young girl who gave her mother a “letter from school” that said winter break had been extended for another week.
The girl’s mother posted to Reddit saying that her daughter went out to get the mail–on Sunday, no less–and came back with a “note from the school” saying she had another week off.
This is the letter her daughter brought her:
“the school company is taking a brake [sic] so the kids will get one more week of school off and we will need your child to sign their name here,” the letter reads. The girl had already dutifully signed her name, “Cara G.” on the line when she presented it to her mother.
It’s a wonderfully adorable attempt at subterfuge, because Cara really went all out! She might not have known that the mail doesn’t come on Sundays, but she even remembered to a line for her signature, with an official-looking green arrow and a stamp and everything. OK, the stamp is a pink stamp with Disney’s Rapunzel on it, but at least she knows that official letters have stamps.
Cara should also get bonus points for remembering to sign her name in a different color pen than the one she used to forge the letter. It still wouldn’t fool anybody, but it’s the little details that make all the difference.
Cara is certainly not alone in her attempt to trick her parents. Many commenters on the Reddit thread waxed nostalgic with thoughts of their own thwarted efforts.
“I did something similar as a young kid, and thought I was so clever. I signed my teachers name at the bottom and everything. My mom read the letter, then asked me if I would do her a quick favor. She asked me to go grab the dictionary and look up the definition of ‘forgery.’ I’d never felt so defeated in my life,” one commenter wrote.
That attempt may not have been successful, but the mom’s “look up the word ‘forgery’” response is pretty fantastic. I’m going to keep that one in my back pocket in case I ever get a note like this.
This girl’s letter is pretty amazingly cute. She took it so seriously! If her skills get better, her mother will really have to look out, but this is adorable and it’s definitely the sort of thing a parent keeps around for the next 30 years and brings out on special occasions.