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When you do have to take him, and it's an afternoon appointment, you always remind the little ones what to do if things run a little late.
Today was his first appointment of the school year. You and your eldest finished the appointment pretty much on time, but traffic was a bit heavy, and you got to the school a little late. You check the place you normally pick them up, then you send Jake in to check the library. Still nothing, so you park and check the office. With some assistance from the office, you check all over, but can't find them.
You're heading to your car to see if they walked home, and you're debating calling the police before you do, when you receive a call. It's the mother of friends of theirs. They decided that, since you weren't on time to pick them up, they'd go home with their friends 'for a few minutes'. When she found out what happened, she knew how you'd react, which is why she's calling.
When you pick them up, they explain that it was just too hot to wait for you.
Will it be even hotter when you get home?