Saratoga Springs, N.Y., dad wanted to teach his daughters a lesson about
honesty, he had no idea that his life lesson would become a viral news story.
Pipinio allowed his daughters (Isabelle, 12, and Sarah, 7) to attend a Springsteen
concert in Albany that lasted for more than 3 hours. The next day, the groggy
girls were late for school, but they didn't arrive empty-handed. Their dad
handed them a note that was painstakingly honest, sharing the real reason why
the girls were late.
"Last night, Isabelle was lucky enough to see Springsteen and the
E Street Band in Albany, and darned if he didn't play for three and a half
hours. This may not seem like a good excuse, but have you ever wondered how
many kids would be late—or miss school outright—if God were to suddenly
We can assume his daughters did not get into trouble with their
teachers but after the note went viral via his post on Facebook, he was
more worried about his wife's reaction.
"My wife is a schoolteacher in the district." Pipino
told ABC News, expressing concern that he would get in a bit of trouble with
his wife for his antics. "She was mortified by not knowing what her