16 Best excuses for not doing their homework

Although we all hate growing up now, the best part we like about adulthood is the fact that we have escaped homework forever. We all hated it as kids and it was the most cursed moment of our lives when our teachers burdened us with loads of homework. And at home we always had our mommies trying to get us to finish it and we didn’t make their lives any easier. Here are the top excuses we all made as kids to skip doing our homework.


I don’t have any homework

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Denial is the easiest form of an excuse. If the very existence of homework is denied, then there is no way our poor mommy is going to be able to get us devils at work.

My stomach is paining.

I guess we all did this at some point. The moment mommy gets you to sit down and begin your homework, tummy starts hurting.

I want to do potty.

From stomach pain to potty, it is the most obvious progression. And once we are in the toilet, God help our mothers!

I am sleepy.”

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A sleepy kid is a cranky kid, but a kid who is pretending to be sleepy is crankier. God bless all the mommies!


I have homework, but I forgot the book at school.

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Swag! This is an absolute win-win situation. If it has genuinely happened then there is nothing anyone can do about it. But if we were lying and mommy happens to check the school bag, world war 3 right there ladies and gentlemen.

I am hungry.”

Smart. Mommy goes to cook something and we chill. RIP homework.

Can I go play first?

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Yes, like that was ever going to happen! But sometimes if mommy was in a good mood she did allow us.

I can’t find my pencil.”

No pencil, no homework, period. Unfortunately, our moms always knew some kind of magic and always ended up finding a pencil for us.

I think I have fever.

Freak mommy out and escape homework at the same time. Two birds with a single stone.

Will you get me an ice-cream if I finish my homework?

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These kids have become very successful businessmen/women today.

Can you do the homework for me?

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Yes, some of us did have the audacity to ask this question.

My friend’s mommy does it for him/her.

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An extension of the previous argument after mommy declines the offer.

Isn’t it a Sunday tomorrow?

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Most of us kept delaying our homework to the very end. While mommy wanted us to finish with our work and have a relaxed Sunday, we hardly ever listened.

I don’t like this subject.”

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Application rejected instantly.

Start crying

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For no rhyme or reason we would cry out loud and get mommy’s attention.

“I don’t have this subject’s class tomorrow, if I don’t do it today, it’s okay”.


I will say I don’t have any homework and copy it from my classmate at school tomorrow.”

This was the phase in high school. Moms wouldn’t press too much and if they did, this is what we came up with.

I will wake up early in the morning tomorrow and finish it.

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Like that is ever going to happen!