"As your son, I regret to inform you that I’ve missed my means of public transportation," he wrote and then added a hilarious list of the pros and cons of the situation.

By Libby Ryan
June 07, 2019
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One clever kid wrote a note to his mom after missing the bus and it’s a whole precocious child mood. His sister Sarah posted the letter on Twitter and we’ve been cackling in appreciation since spotting it.

“As your son, I regret to inform you that I’ve missed my means of public transportation,” the note begins. “I know you must be on a roller coaster of emotions right now but rest assured, I’ve decided to stay home.”

The tweet went majorly viral with 2,400 comments, 210,000 retweets, and 924,000 likes. And at least half of those were probably because of the hysterical pros and cons list that the boy helpfully included for his mom in case she required “any further assistance.”

The pros included the fact that this is his “first day home this quarter” so his “grades will be fine” and that “today was gonna be a bad one, can’t get over my hair.” Pretty convincing to us. Bad hair days are rough.

The cons were that missing the bus “might become a habit,” although he labled that outcome as “doubtful.” And there was another big con, he wrote to his mom. “You have to call the school and tell them I’ve got polio.”

It’s so bold that it just might work. And in fact, it did.

Mom of both Sarah and her brother jumped into the tread after it started getting attention. “How could I make him go to school after I read this?” Rachael Bradney wrote on Twitter. “I laughed so hard. It only worked once though.”

And when a hint of mom-shaming showed up with another Twitter user chiming in, “You are saying there's no other means to go to the school, even if it's half or even an hour late?”, Bradney clapped back.

“Hey, my kiddo is a great student and just wanted a day off,” she responded. “After that note, I gave it to him!”

You go, mom. He’s your budding stand-up comedian in the making, it’s 100 percent your call. Plus, he’s clearly not lacking in the creative writing department. But watch out, this one could be a Ferris Bueller in the making with those kind of skills.