I am responsible for my daughter being late to school almost once a week since the school year started. It is not that I am a bad dad or anything, I just have a two year old and a five year old to get dressed, fed, packed, out the door and then drive 20 minutes into Richland to get her there.

When I take her to the office, the desk lady always asks "Why" she is late and I have started giving creative and crazy excuses. Here is a small list of some of the best. Feel free to use them if your late with your kid.

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    The Dog Ate the Alarm Clock

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    Elephant Got a Flat Tire

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    Our Flight Was Delayed

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    Darth Vader 'Force Held' Me Asleep

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    My Lunch Box Ran Away This Morning

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    Starbucks was Slow

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    My Shoes Were Hungry

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    Lost Track of Time Swimming in My Water Bed

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    A Long Telemarketer Call