I just came across this article on Slate and thought I’d share. It definitely sounds like something I would’ve done. When I was eleven, I sent a (typed on personalized Looney Tunes stationary, lol) letter to my orthodontist asking him to delay tightening my braces because of a family party where my favorite foods would be served. I forgot all about it until he returned it to me when I had my braces removed many years later.
So, congratulations to Leo & his siblings! Did you try anything like this as a child? Were you successful?