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Re: Best Excuse for a kid missing a contest?
I got an email from this girl's mom saying she had a seizure that morning around 8AM and was at the hospital. Our warm-up time rolls around at the comp site that afternoon and in walks this young lady with her french horn. I asked her what she was doing and she said "I have seizures all the time, but I have 1 chance to play this solo". I looked at her mom and she just shrugged her shoulders and said the doctor had released her. She nailed the solo.
I still tell that story to my kids when they start making excuses for everything.