I was working late a few nights ago, so my family came to meet me for dinner at McDonald’s. I was sitting in my car waiting when they finally pulled up in the minivan. I could see Gideon’s face light up through the tinted side window as he saw me approach the car.

I slid the door open and unbuckled him from the seat as he squirmed in excitement and wiggled his arms free.

“Mom said you were at work today, but you were HERE all the TIME!” He laughed, looking over my shoulder as I lifted him into the parking lot. “At McDonald’s?!” he doubled over laughing and slapped at his knee. “Mom said you were at work, but you were HERE!”

It was a great prank I guess, not telling him that I have quit my job so I can devote more time to sitting in the McDonald’s parking lot all day.