"This may not seem like a good excuse, but have you ever wondered how many kids would be late -- or miss school outright -- if God were to suddenly appear?" states the note, which Pipino posted on his Facebook page.
Pipino told ABC News that his two daughters, Isabelle, 12, and Sarah, 7, are both huge Springsteen fans.
"They both love Bruce Springsteen, and have ever since the older one was only 4 years old. Isabelle would be singing from the back seat and if I had something else on, she would say, 'Dad, can we listen to Springsteen?' Sometimes she would even say, 'Can we listen to old Springsteen?'"
Isabelle's favorite song is "Lonesome Day," according to her father, though it used to be "Thundercrack." Sarah's favorite is "American Land"
"My wife is a schoolteacher in the district." Pipino said, expressing concern that he would get in a bit of trouble with his wife for his antics. "She was mortified by not knowing what her betrothed did."