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Monday, July 17, 2017

Real Reasons Why "My Child Can't Go on the Trip?!"

Are you getting ready for your big summer trip or did you just get back?  

Who didn't end up going?  There is always at least one, last minute drop out.  What was their reason?

Here are ten my REAL LIFE favorites from over my almost 23 years, "Reasons Why My Child CAN'T Go on the Trip? 

10. You are single and good looking. 

9. The late night activities are past my child’s bedtime.

8. My child is constipated.

7. My child has a fear of mangos! She is not allergic just is afraid of them. 

6. We just saw the rule about not being able to bring alcohol & tobacco products.

5. My daughter’s small group leader freaks her out, because she is too calm and nice.

4. My son just found out he is afraid of nature.

3. I don’t trust religious people.

2. There is no tornado plan in the parent information.

1. A lion escaped from a zoo an hour (drive) from where you are going to be.  It might attack my child. 

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  1. favorite IRL moment was, “My student must call me every hour between 8AM and 9PM to ensure their safety” reverse hostage style...

  2. Idk, these all seem legit to me ��