Saving Grace (from Lucy)

When Jason picks Lucy up from school today, she comes out of the classroom leading her friend Grace by the hand, announcing, "Grace is coming home with us on a playdate!"

Jason asks, "Uh, when?"

Lucy: "Right now!"

Jason looks past Lucy at the teachers, then shakes his head, bemused.

Mrs. Garrett, the naptime teacher, realizes that Lucy has personally engineered the whole thing, with no consultation of parents, calendars, or maybe even Grace herself. Mrs. Garrett says, "Well...Lucy, we need to talk to Grace's parents before we just send her home with you."

At that point, Lucy begins to wail, and Grace begins to back slowly away.