Kid’s Hilarious Explanation of Why He Didn’t Do His Homework Goes Viral

He's going to make a great lawyer some day.

by Amanda Tarlton
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When one student was asked to explain why he didn’t do his homework, he wrote a note to his teacher defending his actions. The hilarious letter, penned by 14-year-old Eddie Cortez, is now going viral on Twitter.

“So my cousin and his wife got an email from their sons teacher,” user @_lyddz tweeted on February 13, along with a picture of the note. “He didn’t do his hw so she asked him to write a paper saying why he didn’t do his hw and this is what she got…”

The letter, which has already been retweeted almost 60,000 times, explains that Eddie chose not to do his homework over the weekend because “it’s a stress-free time to go out with friends, watch TV, and play games.” He adds that homework also “makes me very mad and unhappy.”

Even more than that, he’s worried about his stress levels, writing, “I want to be happy plus my mom has been finding grey hairs, not trying to stress out.”

Eddie goes on to make a valid point that homework isn’t a thing in the real world. “Jobs don’t give you homework unless [you’re] a boss or teacher,” he says. “We should not have to do it in school because it’s not useful.”

But perhaps the best part is the bold conclusion to Eddie’s note. “Case closed,” he states. “The court rule in favor of Edward Immanuel Cortez in the case of student v. homework.”

And mom Roxand says she isn’t surprised by her son’s letter. “Eddie is always full of humour, and he doesn’t like homework,” she told HuffPost UK.

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