That is the most original reason for not doing homework that I have heard...in the last five days at least.
Other excuses that I have heard are:
I need to cool off my brain and just sit here for a while
I still have words in my head from my teacher- I have to wait until they leave
I can't find a pencil in this house
Do you think by the look on my face that I want to do homework? (which by the way she also got in trouble for being sassy)
Today is the first time that she tried to out homework her homework. She had homework to do for school and for her piano lessons. Well she was doing neither. She was "writing" a song and it had to be done or she would forget what was in her head.
I quickly asked- is it going to fall out on the carpet?
She said what?
I said the song that is in your head if you don't write it down will it fall out of your ears onto the carpet?
She said- do you write music Mom?
I said no
She said- sometimes you just don't understand do you?
I said what I do understand is that you need to do your homework now.
She huffed and walked to the kitchen table and started her homework.
Of course I totally understood what she was talking about. I have times of inspiration that I really do have stop and write something-because I am afraid I will loose it. I just did not want to get into that conversation with her today.