Parental figure: Do you have something to show me?
Anonymous naughty child: Nope!
P: Your teacher told me today that she sent home a detention notice on Thursday. [It is now Tuesday.] . What do you have to say about that?
C: Oohhh, that. [produces note from backpack]
P: [reading] This is a new one from today. Where is the one from last week?
Child: Ummm. I dunno?
P: Did get a detention note?
C: Ye-ahhuh. [checks backpack] But it's not in my backpack.
P: Did you bring it home?
C: Um.... yes.
P: What did you do with it?
C: I think I, umm... I put it on my bed. But I think, ahh, maybe... it might have gotten thrown away. By accident. Because it's not on my bed anymore.
P: Why don't you go check the garbage can in your room?
[Child comes back with miraculously produced crumpled ball of paper.]
P: [sternly] Did it really get thrown away by accident?
C: Um... I think so? Probably.
P: Did you throw it away because you didn't want to give it to us?
C: Ummm... Yeah, Yup. Uh huh.
[Parental eyeroll shared]
P: This says you were rubbing your sweatshirt on J's head in class. Why on earth would you do that?
C: But... we were learning about static electricity!!!!!
Oh, well that explains everything.