This week's chapel speaker brought up the subject of Lent. He asked how many kids had heard of Lent and how many were trying to give up something for Lent. After getting some cute and meaningful answers from the younger kids, Pastor John said, "Okay. One more." One of my 8th graders raised his hand. "I'm giving up homework."
I leaned over and said, loud enough for the rest of the 8th grade to hear, "X, giving up something for Lent means that you were doing it in the first place."
Fortunately we know each other well and have a good enough relationship that it was taken as the joke it was intended!