Common Teen Excuses

(27 Posts)
TopsyRK Thu 31-Jan-13 15:36:41

I thought a thread on the most common teen excuses could be interesting and informative.

Such as....

The last bus never turned up, when they come home late.

amumthatcares Fri 01-Feb-13 16:45:53

flow4Thu 31-Jan-13 20:55:46

DS1 told me yesterday that he didn't pick his wet towel up off the bathroom floor after his shower, because "I had to pick up DS2's towel before my shower, and I'd run out of picking-up energy"!

That actually made me LOL grin

jennybeadle Fri 01-Feb-13 13:45:54

"the teacher didn't tell us to write it down"
"I wasn't in class then"
"we haven't covered that yet, so I can't do the homework"

More usually though just little chirruping noises. Not excuses, I think, but they might be, because I rarely understand them...

Morning - "grunty chirrup"
Bye - "grunty chirrup"
Why are you wet through when you have a jacket in your hand? "sad chirrup"
Granny has brought you some chocolate creme eggs - "happy chirrup".

I got a really nice hug last night though... grin

TopsyRK Fri 01-Feb-13 13:37:06

Some good ones there and yes heard a lot of them...

DD..No not drunk, heat stroke..says she soaking wet from the rain and puke down her top.

Or I didn't do anything....So you know that says Police on top of the car you are in and not Taxi?

The Police are always picking on me!!

If you didnt keep moving my stuff I wouldnt lose it.

No ds1, the reason you lose things is because you leave a trail of possesions like breadcrumbs going from room to room every day

I forget to take my planner to school so I cant do my homework

No ds1 all your homework is online. In your email. SO the planner is irrelevant

I didnt hear my phone ring.

Dont make me laugh. Your phone is permanently attached to your hand. .

Shagmundfreud Fri 01-Feb-13 09:17:36

DD is the queen of excuses.

ratbagtcatbag - all of your list!

plus:

- I forgot to write it down (for some reason this is seen as a completely fair and reasonable excuse for not doing homework, and not one that should result in a telling off)
- She never said when it was due in (therefore I won't bother to do it at all)
- Because I hate you (all purpose excuse for not doing anything, from homework, to tidying room, to helping set the table, to getting up/going to bed)
- You've LOST it! (leaves crap all around the house and expects to find it in the same place 3 weeks later)

ratbagcatbag Thu 31-Jan-13 21:37:16

I forgot
I can't do my homework as the teacher never went through the work in class, I need to go and see her (at least twice a week)
Why is it always me, you never believe me, (erm no DSS when school ring and say you have done something, I suspect it is you)
Oh my Day's how am I supposed to remember that
Do you want me to run a marathon as well (when asked to do anything from setting table to clearing plate away)
God, my life is sooooooooooooooo rubbish, I hate it, and do you know what it's all your fault!!! Erm no see # above which usually results in punishment which makes your life more boring!

I forgot is by far the most used, closely followed by the homework one.

circular Thu 31-Jan-13 21:30:46

I didn't realise being grounded for a week meant I couldn't go out with my friends on Sunday.

I forgot.
You weren't listening when I told you.
How am I to guess you would act so weird?
I can't help it if I take after you.
Even Nana was allowed to do it FGS (ride pillion on motorbike without a helmet)(Yes she was, but times have changed)
So how was I supposed to know that?

landofsoapandglory Thu 31-Jan-13 21:05:32

I kept calling DS1(18) to get out of bed on Saturday and he said "it's not my fault I'm still growing and a scientific fact that I need my sleep!"

Foggles Thu 31-Jan-13 21:01:50

grin @ running out of picking-up energy

Foggles Thu 31-Jan-13 21:00:28

(a) "couldn't ring because phone run out of charge / money"

(b) "couldn't ring because I lent my jacket to a girl cuz she was cold and she went home in it and it had my phone in the pocket".

....."couldn't come home from party cuz everybody had fallen asleep and I was locked in and I didn't want to wake them. Obviously, I couldn't ring because see either (a) or (b) above"

No wonder I am grey grin

flow4 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:55:46

DS1 told me yesterday that he didn't pick his wet towel up off the bathroom floor after his shower, because "I had to pick up DS2's towel before my shower, and I'd run out of picking-up energy"! hmm grin

MuchBrighterNow Thu 31-Jan-13 20:48:55

"It's not my turn...."

that way they can start a whole dispute on who does what and how unfair it is and derail the whole subject...

deleted203 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:28:48

Mine tend to just say, 'Yeah...I forgot'. (Which is probably true).

Maryz Thu 31-Jan-13 20:26:02

hmm I pointed out to ds that if more teachers didn't like him than did that maybe he was the problem? It didn't go down well.

atm he is studying for his music exam tomorrow (a theory exam, btw). So far it has involved sitting on his bed singing some mournful Ed Sheeran song and yelling at me for "interfering" when I stuck my head around the door.

He will fail this exam and then try to tell me he thought most of the marks were for the practical.

PourMeAVino Thu 31-Jan-13 20:00:12

yes yes MaryZ I forgot about the teachers picking on me excuse.

I've also had "the teacher clearly doesn't like me" one

grin

Foggles Thu 31-Jan-13 19:28:53

"I did it last time" when asked to do anything

Apart from that usually being an out and out lie, I wish I did not have to do things because I did them "last time"!

Sugarice Thu 31-Jan-13 19:27:11

I didn't know mixing beer and xx would make me sick.

I didn't realise I'd spent all my wages, can you lend me £20.

Foggles Thu 31-Jan-13 19:25:28

Oh yes Maryz - "the teachers keep picking on me" is a classic.

Along with "the teacher never told me" (although clearly they told everybody else).

Maryz Thu 31-Jan-13 19:20:57

"I never heard you call me"

From ds2 when he got up (finally) at 11, having been called at half-hourly intervals since 8 am angry

"X's mother lets him"

"The teachers keep picking on me" hmm

"If you stopped nagging me I'd do it" - about everything, especially thinks he won't do, ever (like getting up, going to bed, getting ready for school, tidying his room, studying, etc etc).

PourMeAVino Thu 31-Jan-13 18:16:50

My DD (15) wants her nose pierced and when I said no way I was treated to:

It's my body I should be able to do what I want
Everyone else is allowed
You all treat me like I'm 12
You are so out of order
all accompanied by much stomping about, slamming of the bedroom door and almost always a few tears!!

Anyone else want to reach for the wine ????

youfhearted Thu 31-Jan-13 18:06:52

i didnt do it,
when asked to clear up dog poo in kitchen

tattoosarenotallowed Thu 31-Jan-13 18:04:42

everyone else is allowed

i didn't notice the dirt/dishes/crud

it wasn't my fault

youfhearted Thu 31-Jan-13 18:00:52

are you actually talking to me, angry ds,
well there are only the two of us in the car.
can't you see i have my earphones in.

well, i am looking at the road and driving, so no

claraschu Thu 31-Jan-13 18:00:39

They don't need excuses because they never do anything wrong.

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