School is back in session, and it's almost as much work for the parents as it is for the kids. Most school-aged students don't get up, dressed, and drive to school all on their own, so being late is a collaboration with the parents.
Redditor Colileoh's friend was running late to drop their kid off at school, winning the "bad parent race" that morning (the winner in the race is the person who goes the slowest), and then made it official by signing the school's late sheet.
Under "reason for being tardy," the funny parent simply wrote "bad parenting."
People shared their own parents' excuses in the comments.
"If my dad dropped us off late to school he would write 'My children are late because they are not on time,'" wrote cat-ninja.
IKFA added, "'You can tell they're late, by the way that they are.'"
Be brutally honest. We shall not be tardy-shamed.