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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Mom, She Lied

Hold on to your hats blogging buddies, this is a doozy!

Everyday when we take attendance we ask the students who were absent the previous day if they have a note.  I am sure this is just your favorite thing to do, as it is mine since it really isn't my favorite.  I'm a parent, I know how to write a note that will excuse my child for an absence that isn't legit truly shows how sick they were.

Sorry for the rambling..... student A brings up the note, hands it to me and says "my mom, she lied".  My partner had to get under her desk (I think she was going to pee in a bucket because she was squatting and laughing all at once).  I said "what do you mean, she lied", fear must have set in because student A sort of looked like a deer caught in headlights.  

The letter said "sick because of an awful sickness, really really really bad sickness, blah, blah blah (I improvised here).  So I figured it out and said "were you really sick or were you at....".  I am a genius like that!  Student A couldn't believe that I knew the truth!  So Student A proceeded to say that is what the lie was and there wasn't any sickness.

Moral of the story:  Parents, your kids will sell you out to their teachers.  Especially a first grader, so don't waste your time with the infamous my kid was on death's door letter, because they will tell us all about their trip to Disney World, LOL!


  1. Haha, you can ALWAYS count on the little ones to tell you the truth!! Even when you DON'T want to know!!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. HAHA. That is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  3. So true!

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  5. That took me back about 6 years. To when I used to collect those notes from the kids in Miami too! They do it differently here. Not sure how, but I know I don't collect any notes anymore. I did have my share of funny ones. This was a good one.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  6. haha! Definitely have to laugh when that happens!

  7. So true!! Never know what you might find out from my students.

    Apples and Papers

  8. So true and what a good laugh! My favorite is when they finally DO send in ALL of the notes when their darling has been absent and they are about to have truancy charges brought against them...now THOSE are some fun excuses to read!

    Heather's Heart

  9. Funny! I got a note last week from a parent that said their child REALLY was sick. What does that mean exactly??? lol

    First Grade Delight

  10. Ha, isn't that the truth?!? I always laugh about that. Last year I had a parent that would always try and tell me her child was sick and he always wrote in his journal about his trips to the river on the same days he was 'sick'. LOL Love your blog...I'm your newest follower! Come visit me - I'm brand new to blogging. :o) ~ Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  11. This is so true. I once had a dad tell me "Just know we don't believe everything that he says about you," to which I smiled and said, " and I don't believe everything I hear about you." Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower, and hope you can visit my blog soon.

    Have a great week!
    Candi : )


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