A sweet wonderful child comes to school and excitedly tells her teacher that she is going to Mexico for Vacation.
When the teacher calls the parent and suggests that they get an independent study packet from the school so the child is not counted absent the parent says, "Actually, she is not going to Mexico, she is having a surgery and we did not want her to worry about it."
What do you tell your child after they wake up in the hospital? Oh! Hunny did you sleep through our vacation? So sorry. Maybe you will remember the next one.
True Story, just can't believe it.