Children are brilliant at coming up with excuses. Here's some of our top ones
“It wasn’t my fault”- Of course you didn’t mean to smash my vase, break the shower curtain or leave a pack of tissues in your jeans pockets however can you please take more care?
“I’m too busy”- We are all busy as a family but I need you to help feed the dog and clean you room, I realise that staring at your phone is a trying task however it is not vital so move it!
“I don’t know how”- Well learn and learn now because saying you are unable to start the washing machine is unacceptable, it is actually really easy. If you can download music and set up games for your console this my dear will be a piece of cake.
“The dog did it”- The dog ate your homework but yet he has very little teeth and is too lazy to even chew a bone, do you take me for an sucker? Re-do your homework and pray you get it done quickly.
“You didn’t tell me”- I didn’t tell you to pick up your shoes or I didn’t remind you to bring your jacket so therefore if I don’t tell you to go to your matches or hang out with your friends you won’t do that either? Hmmm thought not!
“I’m tired/sick” – Awe bless you are exhausted after a long day in school and I should just back off and let you rest however you aren’t too tired to go out and play. Once again you are too ill to attend school today but tomorrow will be right as rain to go to dance classes.
“I will do it later”- Later means never in a kids language so get it done now and I will not hassle you anymore, I really hate having to nag all the time.
“Because I said so!” X