Monday, December 17, 2007

The Dog Ate My Homework . . .

"Well," began Wyatt, "there was paint."

He holds both of his hands in the air when he says this.

"There was all this paint all over my hands."

Still holding hands in the air . . .

"So I went to the bathroom to wash the paint off my hands."

I notice some red paint on his pants and think, "clever placement of evidence to support his story."

"When I got back to the classroom, after almost being locked in there FOREVER by Christopher, who stood in front of the door and wouldn't get out of the way, it was time to go! So there was all this commotion (his words, I swear) and I got all my stuff ready to go and I forgot my homework!"

It's times like these when being a mom is really, really challenging. Because although I know that I am supposed to be all, "well, son, that was very irresponsible blah, blah, blah . . . " I can't help but snicker, just a little, at his story.

"I'm sure you won't forget it tomorrow" I say.

And then I turn around and smirk at my husband.

9 comments:

jen said...

wow. just wow. is this what i have to look forward to?

i sorta can't wait.

Kristin said...

Oh, yes... Jack also suffers from paint-on-the-hands-trapped-in-the-bathroom syndroms!

flutter said...

I love it.

Cathy said...

I've had that happen too -- when I can feel my mouth twitching even as I'm desperately trying to show no reaction.

One day, I had to flee after putting my son in timeout due to a fit of giggles.

You have to admit, he was pretty darn creative with that excuse!

PinksandBluesGirls said...

Oh, that is priceless! Do they realize that sometimes it takes more effort to come up with an excuse than it takes to just DO the task in the first place!? Nope... and that's what makes it so funny!! :)

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Alexandra's World said...

Hey, that's a good reason as any to forget your homework!

painted maypole said...

commotion is always my best excuse, too.

Kellan said...

So cute, his story - and even believable! I love that you laughed and didn't get mad - way to go mom! See ya. Kellan

Lisa said...

How do you know when they are lying. I would have totally bought that.

I am SO screwed!