Dad's Hilarious Tardy Note for Daughter Goes Viral

A dad sent a so-true-it's-funny tardy note to his daughter's teacher, explaining why she was late to school.
Hanoch Daum/Facebook

A tardy note written by Shalom Misk, a dad in Israel, for his daughter's teacher is getting a lot of attention not only because it's so funny, but because it's so true!

Misk sent his daughter Talia to school with a note that was nothing if not brutally honest. It went viral after Israeli humor writer Hanoch Daum posted the note to Facebook.

The short excuse was originally written in Hebrew, but translated, it reads, "Good morning teacher! Dad is not mom. And Dad can't do in one hour what Mom can do in half an hour. Therefore, Talia is late. Blessings, Dad."

Ha, ha! I think all dads can relate to this sentiment. When I went away for the weekend recently (for the first time since our kids were born), I know my husband gained a new appreciation for me. He did a great job, but he was the first person to admit being home alone for 48 hours with three kids was grueling both mentally and physically.

Even on a daily basis he'll tell me, "I don't know how you do it."

Sometimes I don't either.

Meanwhile, Misk's wife commented on the Facebook post: "He is an amazing dad," she said of her husband. At least they appreciate one another! And they seem to approach parenting with a sense of humor, which, in my opinion, is the only way to survive!

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.

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