Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Valerie's excuses for not going to swimming class!

During recess, my classmates and I created this list of all the reasons you should not take me to swimming classes today:
  • Last time I went there was a shark that ate a girl
  • I have a headache
  • I am gonna puke
  • I am so tired
  • Some special agents put a chemical in the water that will kill everyone
  • Too much chlorine
  • There is a ghost there called “the ghost of the swimming pool
  • There is a ancient burial ground under the pool of the Mayans, which makes it too dangerous to swim there
  • It’s too deep and I can drown
  • I heard that some of the other swimmers have a infection that is contagious only through water contact
  • Last time I observed a lot of moss in the pool, might be a health hazard
  • I just remembered I have an earache
  • I don’t spend that much time with you, Mommy, let’s go to the movies for some girl-to-girl-  bonding
  • I have a rare disease in my skin that will kill people when it comes in contact with chlorine
  • I have a lot of homework and won’t finish if I go to swimming class
After laughing quite hysterically, I celebrated her creativity (this one and only time!) by not taking her to swimming class!

What have been the best excuses you have come up with or your children have given you to not do something?