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."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.
"Because I love you. And when I'm at school, I miss you too much."
"Daddy, I don't want to go to school today."As you can see, Jack has always been a very smart little boy.
"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."
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?