When it comes to ducking out on responsibilities, such behavior is often labeled as “childish” or “immature.” But hey, sometimes, an adult just needs an impromptu vacation day to take a break from the madness — even if it involves lying to your boss and getting your kid to cover for you.
That seems to be one mom’s recent course of action, anyway.
Twitter user @xhaileysmith‘s mom recently texted her a rather unusual request, asking her daughter to feign a bloody wound so that she could get out of work. (Because hey, if you’re going to use a fake excuse, you have to commit all the way, right?)
To her credit, @xhaileysmith played along brilliantly, after what I can only assume was a cursory Google Image search for “open wound.” (FYI, the photo is a little on the bloody side.)
At that point, the only thing left to do was set the scene and let the “drama” unfold.
I can only assume that the trick worked, and this mom was able to rush home and bust a chill (or do whatever it is that moms do when they play hooky).
@xhaileysmith shared screenshots of the exchange on Twitter, with the caption “My mom is so extra.”
The rest of Twitter had to agree about with “extra” label — but they also weren’t mad about it.
In fact, it reminded some people of their own moms.
Although everybody couldn’t help but notice that, um, this viral tweet could totally blow her mom’s cover.
Fingers crossed that the elaborate ruse paid off without any disciplinary actions from her boss!