A mother and daughter showed up about 10 minutes late for their lesson. Their excuse? The mom says:
"I couldn't get her to stop practicing!"
You can't be too upset with that kind of excuse, can you?! And especially since this was coming from a student who had been a real complainer about practicing until we tried something new this term. She's improved tremendously in both attitude and practice this term, and I'm so proud of her!
What interesting excuses have your students come up with recently to excuse late arrivals? ;)