A few months ago, a girl went to school with a note her parents wrote excusing her for not having her homework, and as far as explanations go, it's probably a lot better than any of yours. Take a look:
Please give Maddie one more day to complete her homework. We had some big family news and did not get to this. :)
Her grandpa won the Nobel Prize in chemistry!
The Mirror reported that Maddie's grandfather is Tomas Lindahl, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last year with Paul L. Modrich and Aziz Sancar. But even with this seemingly ironclad excuse, some people on Reddit, where the note was originally posted, were not impressed.
Maddie apparently has a lot to live up to.