Monday, March 19, 2012

The little boy who never wanted to go to school...

The little boy who never wanted to go to school -

Once upon a time, in a tiny Mexican village, lived a little boy named Jack.  Jack was a typical 7 year old little boy who loved to play soccer, ride his bike, and jump rope.  But there was one thing that Jack didn't like to do and that was go to school.

It started back when he was 5 years old and had just started kindergarten.  Every morning, when his mommy would wake him up, he'd bury his head under his pillow and complain, "Mommy, I don't want to go to school today!"

It's not that he didn't like his teacher or his classmates.  He loved them.  And once he was at school, he actually liked being there.  On the way home from school, all he talked about was how much fun he'd had and all the cool things he had learned that day.

But the very next day, it started all over again.
"Mommy!  I don't want to go to school today."
"Why m'ijo?"
"Because I love you.  And when I'm at school, I miss you too much."
His arguments were always so very cute and sweet.  But Jack's mommy was strong and smart (and not to mention incredibly beautiful and talented) and always sent him to school anyway.  So sometimes Jack would try to see if he could convince his daddy.
"Daddy, I don't want to go to school today."
"Why m'ijo?"
"Because you're like the coolest dad in the world with the best job ever and I want to be just like you when I grow up." 
As you can see, Jack has always been a very smart little boy.

Jack's Mommy and Daddy knew that this not wanting to go to school thing was just a phase and that all they had to do was wait patiently for Jack to grow out of it.

Jack is now 7 years old and in the first grade.   He's older and wiser.  And he's finally starting to realize that he's never going to convince his mommy and daddy to let him stay home from school.  But still he has his moments.  Just last week, he tried to bribe his mommy with the money he got from the Tooth Mouse.

He tried to bribe his mommy with 20 pesos!!!

What 7 year old little boy does that?

Jack's mommy and daddy really hope that when he gets older, Jack will use his genius powers for good and not evil.

To be continued....

What's the most creative excuse you've heard (or used) to try to get out of going to school (or work)?   Did it work?


  1. I think you have a budding politician on your hands.  How does Presidente Jack sound?

    By the way, I am still chuckling over: "But Jack's mommy was strong and smart (and not to mention incredibly beautiful and talented)"

  2. Jack has a clever mommy as well ;- )

  3. I forgot to mention that Jack's mommy is also very humble. :)  

  4. I loved this story!  Jack sounds like a very smart guy!  I'm sure he'll use this gift of persuasion in an incredible way when he is older!  

  5. So cute, Leslie! Written like a fairytale. ... Prepare yourself for the teenage years. *lol* 

  6. Leslie I love your style of writing. I will be going to Tamazula Jalisco very soon and was very nervous, but I feel much better are reading your blog.

  7. Nicely done, Leslie! I always had lame excuses. My dad never liked to miss work. Never. Once, he played a joke on my mom. He said he was too sick to go to work. She checked his fever. While she went to another room, he warmed it with a cigarette lighter. First she thought he needed the emergency room, then she was angry/laughing at his joke. He had a fever of about 120 F. 

  8. This is so funny. My 4 year old daughter just started daycare so I can work. Everyday she will start crying and screaming no daycare!!! Well that doesnt work with me but her Papi says don't make her go I'll take her to work with me. I told him that we pay for daycare so she can go not stay with him. The last time she started screaming I told him ok go with me to take her and see what happens. When we went in the door of the daycare she stopped crying. And when she thought Papi left she was laughing and telling her teacher how she tricked Papi. Know he knows it's all just a show.

  9. He is so cute!  He looks a lot like my 1st grade son, who also does not like to go to school! Cute post

  10. I have finished reading your entire blog from beginning to end... and still no new post! Hope all is well. 
    Saludos desde California!

  11. OK, now moving on to your recipe blog : )