Need a new original excuse to be late to school? Just look up Life With Four Boys...Coffee Please and I'll keep a running tally on all sorts of great excuses.
As an added bonus, I will include serious ailments to come up with in case you need a day off.
Take today as an example.
Tuesday night is football practice. This week we had a late Sunday night because S1 shot ANOTHER doe with his bow and we didn't get to bed till after ten. Then Monday was practice and Daddy, S1 and S2 had to watch highlights of S2's game. Twice. Tuesday was practice and we all went along, Moma walked the track during practice or helped a crying S3 with homework. We ate back straps for a special dinner and didn't get to bed till nine.
It's cold, so it's hard to wake up.
It's spirit week for homecoming so there are specific clothes to search for...and a realization that we do not own any T-shirts sporting any singing groups or stars.
S2 was going to pack a knife in his lunch to cut up the venison he wanted to bring to school to eat for lunch. Thankfully, S1 and I caught it and raised all kinds of fear in the rest of the boys of bringing a knife to school.
We then had to cut up venison for lunch.
Butter and honey sandwiches suddenly are not liked and much coaxing was needed to convince S4 that yes, his lunch would be good.
S4 then had to hug every single stuffed animal goodbye. This is the first day he's not allowed to bring his stuffed friends to school. He usually brings about four or five. Every. Single. One. was hugged and lined up perfectly on the dining room table to greet him upon his arrival home.
Here's the best part....as we were leaving the driveway, the chicken literally would not move to let us pass and drive down the driveway.
I can not make this stuff up.
We dropped the boys off to school, where I have not a clue what to make for dinner because I am too tired to think anymore. Wednesday does that to me.
S4 began to let me know his finger was beginning to hurt so badly and perhaps wondered if I thought he would be all right to be at school all day with such an injury.
I made it out of the school at 8:11. School starts at 8:10.
Feel free to use all and any excuses.....
But be sure to check out your kiddos lunches. I was in the kitchen with them and missed the knife. What makes perfect sense to them does not always fly at school.