What to say when you are asked why you didn't do your homework

Almost every student on the planet has had a moment when they were just not able to get their homework done for whatever reason. You’re busy, we get it, parents and teachers may not always appreciate how busy your life can be and that you may not feel like buckling down and doing the work. Sometimes teenagers and kids need a day off!

Next time they tell you off because you didn’t do your homework use one of our funny excuses.

If you can think of an even better comeback let us know.

10 Best comebacks when someone asks why you didn’t do your homework

1. I let my mind wander and it got lost.

2. Why am I getting in trouble for something I didn’t do?

3. It is only a day late, if there is an infinite amount of time in the universe, then a day divided by infinity is nothing, so it’s actually on time.

4. I didn’t do it because I didn’t want to add to my teacher’s already heavy workload.

5. Dear homework, you are unattractive, therefore I cannot do you.

6. Truthfully, I didn’t want to show up the teacher with my incredible math genius.

7. I was actually too busy working on my procrastination skills.

8. I’m actually conducting a case study on the correlation between unfinished homework and personal growth.

9. I’m try to live a homework-free lifestyle and challenge traditional academic norms.

10. I’m conducting a social experiment on the effects of homework avoidance.


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Carlos mom nagged him to do his homework even though he was an A student

Carlos was a diligent student who consistently excelled in his academic pursuits, earning top marks in all his classes. Despite his amazing performance, his mother always seemed to nag him about completing his homework.

“Carlos, have you finished your homework? You need to stay on top of your studies,” she would say, her voice tinged with concern. At first, Carlos found her reminders to be a nuisance, but as time went on, he began to realize that her constant prodding stemmed from a place of love and a desire for him to reach his full potential.

As she continued to nag, Carlos’s frustration with his mother’s persistent reminders grew. He couldn’t understand why she couldn’t see that he was doing just fine without the extra nagging. Despite his frustration, he never voiced his feelings, choosing instead to keep his internal turmoil to himself.

One day, as Carlos sat at his desk, his mother entered his room with the familiar question, “Carlos, have you finished your homework?” This time, instead of brushing her off with a curt response, he decided to engage in a heartfelt conversation. He expressed his feelings of suffocation and the pressure he felt from her constant reminders, explaining that he was an A student and didn’t need the extra push.

His mother listened attentively, her eyes reflecting a mix of understanding and concern. After a moment of silence, she spoke softly, “Carlos, I know you’re an exceptional student, and I’m incredibly proud of you. My reminders were never meant to diminish your achievements but to instill in you the value of consistent effort and dedication. I want you to know that my intention is to support and encourage you, not to add unnecessary pressure.”

As her words sank in, Carlos realized that his mother’s nagging was an expression of her unwavering belief in his potential. He understood that her reminders were not a reflection of his inadequacy, but rather a testament to her unwavering love and desire for him to thrive.

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When you are dealing with someone who asks why you didn’t do your homework and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

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  1. This iS a good answer
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