BUSTED! Telling His Teacher a Big Fat Juicy LIE!

Telling the Teacher a Big Fat Juicy Lie! #funny #teacher #student #lying

So then…I open an email from Tucker’s 6th grade teacher that says:

“Tucker did not have his homework today; he told me this was because there was a termite infestation at home. I told him he needed to ask you to write a note explaining the situation, but he said that his family did not believe in writing notes.

However, since our homework policy is not to accept late work, I would appreciate a note or an e-mail when unusual situations occur so that Tucker can receive full credit.
Sincerely, Mrs. Gilbert”

What the what?

I love how the teacher writes her email in such a way that she leaves open the slim possibility that indeed, we did have a termite infestation that interfered with homework completion – rather than declare, “Your son flat out lied to me today.”

(Not only did he lie, but he did so, very poorly. Termites? Really, dude? That’s the best you could come up with? And you said your family “didn’t believe” in writing notes? What religious cult forbids the WRITING OF NOTES?)

Of course, I immediately want to write back:

“Dear Mrs. Gilbert:
I was mortified to read your email. We have had no such infestation – and we have no problem writing notes.

In fact, I’m writing this note to you right now. However, I’ll email it to you instead of giving it to Tucker to deliver — since he might claim it was eaten by termites (or boll weevils or alien mutant wombats) before it gets to you.

We are extremely disappointed that Tucker would attempt to excuse his missing homework in this way. We do not have termites. We are a clean and observant family. If there were termites, we would know about it and deal with it expeditiously.

And even if we had termites, that would not preclude Tucker from completing his homework. Termites are tiny. At most, they might buzz through a couple pencils.

It’s not like we were infested by ferocious cougars, lunging alligators, or blood-sucking vampires. I could see how those would be disruptive to concentrating on one’s homework. But termites? Please. We’re made of sturdier stock than that.

As soon as Tucker comes home from school, we’ll impose consequences — and he’ll also write you an apology.

Meanwhile, please keep us posted on any other “allegations” he might make at school. (I should tell you pre-emptively that you should not believe him if he claims his parents drink too much wine, gamble online, or use the F-word carelessly.)
Thank you, Darcy Perdu”

But instead I write:
“Dear Mrs. Gilbert:
I am so sorry that Tucker tried to use an excuse for his missing homework.  We don’t have termites and we have no problem writing notes.  He’ll give you the homework and a written apology tomorrow.  Thank you, Darcy”

However, I WISH I had sent the first note — because then maybe the big vocabulary words like “expeditiously” and “pre-emptively” would make the teacher think that I’m a well-bred, well-educated, well-intentioned mother — and that it’s only my son who is a deceitful heathen.

Maybe I should have mentioned a possible maternity ward mix-up between my real son and a tale-telling gypsy baby. (No offense, gypsy babies.)

— Darcy Perdu

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125 replies on “BUSTED! Telling His Teacher a Big Fat Juicy LIE!

    • hmm, maybe he’ll grow up to be a fiction writer…

  1. Hello Darcy!

    I’m soo happy my son is not at that age yet but he’s very clever and I’m sure I will be getting one of those notes at some point. Hopefully, he’s a better liar but only time will tell, especially with boys. At least the teacher was nice about it and probably had a good chuckle.. hopefully, your son doesn’t do it again but if he does, that he does so with a better lie :P

    Happy Monday!
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    • ha — yes a better lie — something more realistic, please!
      although perhaps I shouldn’t coach him on making his fibbing more believable! :o)

      • Lol perhaps you should, girls are better liars. I was an expert at that age (not sure if that’s a good thing). I think it’s the whole “girls mature faster than boys” thing.
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        • hmm, I’m pretty good too — but I prefer to think of it less as “lying” and more as “sophisticated manipulation”…

  2. Kim McCrillis said:

    My daughter’s principal called me at home one morning and asked if I could have a meeting with him, my daughter’s teacher and my daughter that afternoon. I said of course. I could not imagine what they wanted a meeting for. That afternoon I walked into the principal’s office and my daughter was sulking in a chair so I knew she had done something big. I was informed my daughter had not turned her homework in for over 2 weeks. (when my daughter comes home from school I ask how her day was and if she has homework, its an every day routine) I looked at her and said excuse me? He then continues to tell me that she told them she couldn’t do her homework as she didn’t have time due to she had to clean the house by herself at 8 years old every day while her father and I sat on the couch and watched tv. I was beside myself at the point, I was so upset with her. He continued and told me normally when there is a report such as this, that the state is called. But he stated, Mrs. McCrillis I know how involved you are with her schooling, that we knew it was a lie, but we figured you should know what was going on. He then told me that she was free to go home with me.

    • Oh, Kim! When the principal said, “She’s free to go home with you,” — I would have been tempted to say, “No, thanks, you can keep her! I’ll find a new cleaning lady!”

      That’s too funny that she said she couldn’t do homework because you guys made her clean the house while you watched TV. No child labor laws at your house, apparently! ha!

  3. That is creative and smart and about a thousand times better than “My dog ate my homework.”

    I don’t know if you get into unreal reality shows but the Duck Dynasty crowd staged a ( most probably fake) termite infestation of their plant and warehouse. The entire building was enveloped in a tent like structure so the exterminator could wipe out all the vermin in the building by releasing poisonous gas inside the tent. If Tucker borrowed that idea from the show as an excuse for not doing homework he was right on track. You can’t do homework if you can’t even get into your house because it’s covered by a giant tent filled with gas. Duck Dynasty is the number one cable show and it may be the number one show period. I watch it because I am from the south and I grew up with boys who talked exactly like a couple of the Duck Dynasty guys. I find them funny, not real.

    • Ha! I have GOT to check out that show! I keep hearing about it, so I need to go watch an episode! And yes, I guess “no homework due to gas tent” would ALSO make a good excuse! :o)

  4. I think this is the funniest thing I’ve ever read. He gets style points for the creative termite infestation. He gets improv points for coming up with “we don’t believe in notes” BWahahahahaha. Well done!!
    I think *you* should use this excuse in daily life. Oh, I’m sorry son. I can’t take you to Game Stop for a new video game. The car has a termite infestation. We could take a cab, but we don’t believe in cabs!

    Oh, I’d have fun with this until he goes off to college (and beyond!) :D –Lisa

    • LOL! Yes! I think there are also termite infestations at all the restaurants he likes (but mine are fine) — and I heard there’s a HUGE termite rally over at the theater playing that kid’s movie, but my chick flick movie theater seems to be fine… you’re right, the possibilities are endless!

    • Julie, I SHOULD have! Then maybe the teacher would see me at school events and think of me as the “funny mom” instead of “oh, is that the termite family over there? step away, step away!”

  5. hahaha! I don’t know what’s funnier, the fact that your son actually said that to a teacher with full expectation she would buy it, or the first reply letter you didn’t send. GENIUS.
    Has he done this before? This type of ingenuity rarely emerges without any precursors. I love him!

    • ha! he was actually SURPRISED that she wrote me an email questioning his excuse! there was a confused and disappoined look on his face, like “really, she didn’t believe that? has she no trust? what is this world coming to?”

    • hmm, he’s always wanted a dog — I guess he has a “pet” termite now!

  6. Casey said:

    As a teacher, I can tell you I would have enjoyed the first note SO much more, and would have read it at lunch to my teacher friends, because yes, that’s what we do.

    • seriously? that is so funny! I can only IMAGINE the chuckles you teachers have about us and our kids!

      One time I was volunteering in the 1st grade classroom and the kids were supposed to write about what they did for Thanksgiving. One kid wrote: “We went to Las Vegas. My mom gambled our money and my dad drank beer.”

      I laughed so hard!!! (and no, it wasn’t MY kid — but it could have been! sounds about right!)

  7. When I was in kindergarten, I told my teacher I had a baby sister and that my mum left me to take care of her all the time, insinuating that I was responsible for a lot of the childcare in the household. I was 6. My mum came home from the first parent-teacher conference and was all, “why did you lie to her?!” and I pointed to my doll as if to say, “I don’t see YOU pitching in around here!” ;)

    I wish you had sent that first note, too. :)
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    • Ha! Doll-care is just as important as little-sister-care!
      That’s pretty funny you were so cheeky as a kindergartner! :o)

  8. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been told a million stories like this from my students. My son is well on his way to telling stories. He likes to tell people his favorite thing to drink is soda (he’s never had it) and that I beat him. No joke. One time, I raced him and won (to teach him he can’t always win) and forever after he’s complained about me beating him. I hope they’ll understand which “beat” he means.
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    • omg, I’m reading this and thinking — what? you beat your son? then ohhhh…
      ok, well yes, I hope your son DOES clarify the TYPE of beating! that’s so funny!
      meanwhile — glad to know tall tales occur frequently in the student population and not just over at my house!

  9. Tall tales told by my son –
    {As the only child in our house}
    Him: I don’t know how that got there.
    Him: I don’t know who did that.
    Me: {Who did I just hear, saying “You suck”?}
    Him: {shrugging his shoulders “No one…”}
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    • ha! you must have a poltergeist living in your house who’s responsible for all those things your son absolutely did not do! :o)

  10. This isn’t something my kid made up, but it’s somewhat relevant to this. My junior year of high school, the school made us take 15 minutes every morning for “physical activity.” It was up to the teacher what it was. Most teachers just told their kids to stand and walk around the classroom, but not my teacher.

    He wanted to go on a walk OUTSIDE. Did I mention it was winter? It averaged about 30 degrees every day. I was so pissed. I hate the cold. And me, being the daddy’s girl I was at the time, got him to write a note to excuse me from the walking outside.

    My dad wrote a note saying: Ashlee Stoeppler is unable to walk outside if the temperature is 50 degrees or lower.

    And all I could think to respond to that was “really, dad? 50 degrees? why not AT LEAST 60.”
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    • love your dad! so cool that he wrote that note! it’s almost like “my daughter, the delicate flower, cannot withstand temperatures below 50 degrees!” ha!

  11. CJ said:

    Last Friday I got a note from the school counselor. Evidently my 9 yr. old son was terribly upset because he ‘was remembering’ he was adopted and missed his real family. Well as it turned out he was upset with his friends for not letting him play in their game and it was one of those, “You’ll be sorry! Check this out…I’m adopted!”

  12. How about this – We were infested with dog-eating termites. In memory of our sweet old dog I didn’t do the homework because had he been alive, he would have most certainly eaten it. Please excuse me from home work for a year, which is how long it will take for me to get over mourning for my dog.

    • he’s an inventive little bugger, that’s for sure!

  13. He’s a talented storyteller! Do let us know if he ever starts blogging, Darcy; I’d love to read all about Alien Mutant Wombats.

  14. Well, I must admit I laughed a lot at this…at the very least, the teacher should have given him an “A” for creativity? Ok, maybe not. Great story!
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    • ha! I can only imagine what that teacher must have thought of him (and us) — either he’s a fibber — or we’re a strange termite-co-habitating/non-note-writing family!

  15. Darcy,
    First that your son is Tucker is most excellent as that’s my son’s name (I have probably told you that before). This is hilarious and I think you should have sent the first note. That would have been beyond funny. I do see why you didn’t though…
    Gotta give the kid points for creativity, right?
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    • He IS a creative little rascal, all right! :o)
      Tucker is a very cool name!

  16. In 1st grade, my daughter had a Math Stars worksheet as an extra assignment. She was having trouble, so I tried helping. Only, I honestly couldn’t make the problem work either. So, I told her to skip it. After we checked her homework, she wrote a note beside that problem that said, “My mom said she didn’t understand.” I didn’t see the note until the homework came home (graded by the teacher) the next week.
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    • Ha! That’s classic! I’m afraid MY kids would circle ALL the math problems and say “My mom doesn’t understand!”

  17. My sister told her teachers my Mom was an alcoholic (my Mom never drank) and that she had to look after me and cook supper that was why her homework was not done. My Mom never found out and I went to that same school.
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    • omg, Vivian, that is a pretty cheeky sister you got there! :o)

    • Ha! That’s a good point! He should direct his creative efforts to English class where they might be more appreciated!

  18. If I had gotten the first letter when I was teaching, I would have peed my pants laughing. It also would have made it into my keep file so the laughter could continue for years to come.

    My daughter once told her teacher that her parents drink Jesus water. The teacher told me that she laughed every time she saw a glass of wine for months. Dang kids sell you out!
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    • Ha! That’s hilarious! I’ve been known to drink some Jesus water too!
      Too funny — that dang kid selling you out like that!!

  19. First, you totally should have sent the first letter! The teacher would have so appreciated the humor!!!

    My son told a doozy when he was in preschool. The teacher asked me if everything was OK at home which got a puzzled look from me in response. Turns out he had told the teacher, with a straight face mind you, that his little sister died.

    I still can’t tell when he’s lying. I joke that he should go into acting or politics.
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    • wow — he IS quite the actor! and at such a young age! he was really going for the sympathy with that fib!

  20. Kasey said:

    I love reading your stories about Tucker! I have 3 kiddos, but my middle one seems to be determined to put me in an early grave. I feel like your Tucker stories are almost a glimpse into the future. We are only a month into the school year and I have already received about a dozen emails/notes from my son’s teacher. My favorites so far this year… He FORGED my signature on the last several lines of his reading folder and made up book titles to complete the page so he could get in the treasure box first. Now, this may not seem too out there, if it weren’t for the fact that he is SIX and only in FIRST GRADE! What kind of crap is he gonna pull when he gets older?

    • ha! oh, Kasey, girl, you are in for a tumultuous, hilarious ride with that one! sounds like you will be like us — simultaneously exasperated, biting your cheek to stop from laughing, and sort of impressed with his creative audacity! good luck, baby!

  21. that is funny. my wife teaches elementary school and I always hear the stories from her point of view on the kids, homework, and parents. The only thing I think my wife does differently is she actually calls parents when the homework isn’t coming in to touch base with them.
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    • your wife is awesome! I love those kinds of teachers!

      • I believe her school requires the teachers to also call all parents like every month or something like that to touch base with the parents.

        • I love this school — sounds like they have their priorities in the right place!

    • good point — probably why I didn’t send it — I’m never sure if other people’s sense of humor is warped like mine! :o)

  22. Cash said:

    Freak’n hilarious. Please tell me your family are heathens.

    • thanks, Cara! I feel like pinning a note to his shirt saying something like “Take everything I say with a grain of salt!”

  23. An A+ for creativity though, right?!
    I love your first note. The second note does the trick too, of course. That’s a story you know the teacher was telling at parties.
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    • I think you’re right — a couple of teachers have since told me that they love to share some of these excuses and chuckle over them together!

    • ha! I wouldn’t put it past my son to research online whether or not termites are indigenous to our area before using the excuse — he will often spend more time and energy AVOIDING homework than it would take to DO the homework!

  24. Oh, no he didn’t?? He gets points for creativity, yes? It’s always funny when it’s someone else’s kiddo.
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    • yes, definitely points for creativity! not so many points for honesty! :o)

    • thanks, I probably should have sent the first one! Maybe she’d get a chuckle out of it!

  25. KG said:

    My husband caught my son stealing a Swiss Roll thing at Walmart but my husband knew he was going to steal it because he kept circling it.

    He then went on to put it in his pocket.
    When my husband confronted him, he told him that some boy had ran past him and put it in his pocket because he couldn’t find the aisle it belonged to.

    What the what?!!!
    First off, how does a boy run past you and place something so neatly in your tight uniform pockets is beyond me and why the boy felt he needed your pocket instead of any of the million aisles, baffles me.

    My husband wasn’t amused. In fact, he was furious.He made him walk around Walmart for an hour until he found this “supposed” boy and then only then did he give up and say he had made the whole thing up. That he stole it because we didn’t allow sweets in the house and would never buy it for him.

    And to that I ask, are we too strict on their foods that they feel like stealing a freaking swiss roll??

    I just don’t get it!!

    Hilarious post!!!
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    • But of course — the REVERSE Pickpocket-er! The Phantom Running Boy who doesn’t take things FROM your pockets — he puts things IN your pockets! That is hilarious! Kids are so inventive! And good for your husband for making him look around the store for the alleged Running Boy — too funny!

  26. That is hilarious!! You should have totally written the first note…I like the possibility of lunging cougars as well…that may make for a fun parent teacher conference! :-) Stopping by from the fab Dose Girls! Jen @ PinkWhen.
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  27. My kids tend to save their lies for me and their father, so I’ve never received a note like this. I do have to give your son points for creativity, but then again, I’m not his parent or his teacher!
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    • I guess my son figured he’d try his lies out on the public at large — lucky me! :o)

  28. This is hilarious!!! I have 4 year-old twins who are not yet this creative but I can only imagine what I have in store for me!! I love the “we don’t believe in writing notes!” The kid is crafty and quick thinking. At least you’ll never run out of blog fodder:-)
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    • thanks! your twins might be doubly crafty as they grow up and hone their creativity skills! :o)

    • ha! “seemingly competent mother” is a perfect phrase to describe me! :o)

  29. Found you via The Dose of Reality. I must say, my kiddos have never tried a lie of that caliber, but if they had, I definitely would’ve been tempted to write that first response, too, and for exactly the same reasons! Great minds think alike! :) And, yes, I would’ve written the 2nd note, too. I may have even contemplated a 3rd option that included the use of “hanging the shame curtains”, “grieved beyond words”, “talk to his parole officer”, and a few other choice phrases to express my mortification and outrage in a way that would make her wonder and let my son know that I could top his stories any day. Just sayin’… ;)
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    • Ha — talk to his parole officer !! love that!

  30. This is seriously funny! My oldest son once told his preschool teachers that his dad was the canine cop. His dad is a mechanical engineer…not even close to being the cop with the dog. We don’t even own a dog.
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    • So funny! Love that you don’t even have a dog but your son’s telling people his dad’s a canine cop! Imaginative kid!

  31. Love it! I always delete my personality-laden notes and send boring, “responsible” notes instead. I wonder if there aren’t a few teachers that would appreciate the other variety. . .

    Also, my son is named Tucker as well. He’s in 7th – he told me the other day “You shouldn’t have named me Tucker. Did you know there were unfortunate rhymes?” ;)
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    • Ha! I’ve heard from some teachers and they unanimously say they’d prefer the personality-laden notes, so next time, let’s let our freak flags fly! :o)

      As for your son, I love his quaint phrasing: “unfortunate rhymes” — that’s hilarious! I bet the rhymes aren’t so quaint! :o)

  32. Dana said:

    In 4th grade my stepson told his teacher that our house burned down and we were living with his grandmother. I went in for the Christmas party and she asked how we were doing after the fire. I told her we were fine and that there hadn’t been any damage except the mess from the fire extinguisher and some insulation (we HAD had a small dryer fire, but my husband got it put out before the fire department even got there). She gave me a funny look, and that’s when I discovered that apparently we were homeless.

    • Ha! Way to milk it! Why settle for a minor inconvenience when you can embellish it into a full-blown tragedy!? :o)

  33. Eve said:

    My son, who was in 1st grade at the time, discovered that kids who throw up in class get sent home for the day. The first time his friend threw up and my darling boy told his teacher his stomach hurt too. They sent him home for the afternoon. The second time, several days later, we got a call from school that he had thrown up at lunch in the cafeteria. He was sent home and babied by dad and was feeling much better by dinner time. I was suspicious that he had recovered from a stomach virus that quickly and started asking questions. After some grilling from me he finally admitted that he hadn’t actually thrown up. He’d chewed up a mouthful of hot dog and baked beans and then spit them back on his plate and pretended to have thrown up so he would get sent home from school.

    • Your son is an evil GENIUS! Spitting out food to SIMULATE throwing up? That’s brilliant!
      Making note of this technique in case I need to get out of boring business dinner! :o)

  34. Since I just discovered your blog, I have lots of reading to do. This one cracked me up. And since you’re soliciting other such stories,I have to admit, my daughter has never told such a lie (though I did once catch her trying to heat the thermometer by the lightbulb in her bedside lamp, so she wouldn’t have to go to school). I, however, did tell such a lie … and you’ll be mortified to learn I was not a child. I was in college!!! In fact, I wrote a blog about it!
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    • just read it – your Travoltian hip thrust injury IS pretty funny!

  35. Kate R said:

    As a middle school teacher who frequently hears these constant tall tales and has actually had parents accuse her of making up some of the stories made up by the child, because we all know children don’t lie, I have to say that I really would have enjoyed the first email. It’s always nice to get a little humor in the day especially from parents!

    • Thanks, Kate, I’m glad to know my son isn’t the only one guilty of (cough cough) “creatively re-imagining the facts!” :o)

    • Ha! Thanks, AK!
      When I confronted him, he giggled and snickered — a bit guilty but also a bit proud of his “creativity!”
      I had such a hard time keeping a straight face when I reprimanded him!

  36. Christina said:

    Funny I read this today. My son came home with a huge hole in the knee of his pants. When I asked what happened he tried to tell me a classmate waited until his teacher left the room, and started cutting his pants. When I asked why he didn’t get away he said that the kid had his arm and threatened to “twist it off” if he moved. I was obviously suspicious and explained I’d be e-mailing his teacher because if kids are destroying his clothing and assaulting him, something needed to be addressed. He immediately came clean and admitted he did it himself. Why? I don’t know. Why did he try to lie? He “didn’t want to be grounded.” Should’ve thought about that before you ruined a pair of pants.

    • Oh Christina, I’m laughing at your son’s story! I remember doing something similar when I was a kid. We were visiting my Grammy; everyone else was outside, I was alone next to her knitting basket. For whatever reason, I folded over my tshirt, took the scissors, and cut a little slit. But when my tshirt wasn’t folded, the slit was actually a HUGE GAPING HOLE! I think I learned something about geometry that day. At any rate, I tried to pass it off as “I musta tore it accidentally when I was running around” but my mom was having NONE of it. No way that shirt was “torn” in a perfectly cut way. I got in big trouble for that and I remember her asking the same question you asked your son — “but WHY? Why would you do that?” I dunno! Just a knuckleheaded kid! Ha!

  37. Shannon said:

    As a teacher, I would’ve loved the first note and saw nothing wrong with it. We love to laugh too!

    • So glad to hear it, Shannon! We’ve been lucky to have some great teachers who share our sense of humor!

  38. Jen said:

    Just last week my son forgot to do his homework so I said leave the book at home and do it tonight. (It’s a strictly “home” work book.) My son told the teacher that I decided his agenda and math book were taking turns every other day, and that only one at a time needed to go to school. Needless to say I got a note from the teacher saying both books need to go to school EVERY day.

    • Ha! I love that — the books were “taking turns!”

  39. Michelle said:

    When my daughter was in 2nd grade, to get out of journaling, she told the teacher I was dying. It went downhill from there!

    • Holy Cow, Michelle! That’s one dramatic child! Ha! She clearly believes, “Go big or go home!”
      Although to be fair, I would have said just about anything to get out of journaling too! :o)

  40. That he thought the teacher would believe that you do not believe in writing notes rreeeaalllly amused me. That’s pretty awesome. Makes me wish he got away with it.
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    • Right? That’d be one weird religious sect: “We don’t believe in writing notes. Texts? Fine. Emails? Sure! But notes? No, no, no, NO!” (shudders, with horrified look)

  41. Tim said:

    As a teacher, I would have LOVED to receive your first response! That would have made my day!

    • Thanks, Tim, I love teachers with a sense of humor!!

  42. Andrea said:

    I have taught 6th graders for more than ten years. I would have rolled laughing if you sent the first response to me. I appreciate parents with a sense of humor who are realistic about their kids’ behavior. Love it! :-)

    • So great to hear you have a fun sense of humor! I love those kinds of teachers the best!!

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