Hiking through the Allegheny National Forest recently, Lauren and I have this conversation:

Lauren: Hey, mom, I thought of a new way to cheat.

Me: What? You shouldn’t be cheating, or thinking about how to.

Lauren: No, but listen. You just write the answers upside down on your chest. Then, wear a v-neck t-shirt and look down.

Me: *speechless*

Lauren: See, the teacher can’t bust you or they’d be inside trouble for looking down your shirt.

Me: If you’re that smart, you don’t need to cheat.

Lauren: I don’t need to, but I could.