We all have excuses for something, not losing weight, going to the gym or whatever. I believe we start having excuses in childhood. I sort of remember having excuses for not bring home something from school or not doing my chores. After becoming a teacher and teaching many different grades and subjects I am sure children have the best excuses. They have excuses for everything. Sometimes I think some kids just give an excuse because it is easier than telling the truth. I find that the students who tell me the best excuses are usually trying to get out of something, homework, classwork, or even a consequence. I feel that I should have been writing down some of the best excuses through the years so in my retirement I could write a book and millions. Ha ha!