Let's be real: it's every kid's dream to skip school to attend Opening Day for your respective team. 

Heck, even as an adult it would be awesome to miss work for it.

Well, it happened to fourth grader Tucker Steckman, where he missed school to attend the Cubs' home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday afternoon with his parents and little brother.

Tucker even brought a sign that said "Skipping school ... Shhh. Don’t tell Principal Versluis."

MLB's Twitter account was also doing their part to keep it a secret, censoring his face.

So what are the odds he'll run into Principal Versluis at the game, right?


That is so unlucky — for both parties.

“I saw him and I was kind of ducking down,” Principal Versluis told the Chicago Sun-Times with a laugh. “I didn’t want him to see me either. I’m here with my son, Aiden, who’s in fifth grade and I called out sick for the day!”


Obviously, all turned out to be fine and the two took a great picture.

“Doesn’t bother me," Versluis said. "He’s a great kid. He was student leader of the year. I thought the sign was hilarious.”