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34 apology notes from kids who are totally sorry, not sorry

Megan is a former divorce attorney turned SAHM to twin boys. She's written for The Stir, Scary Mommy, Rare.us, Mommyish and Bustle.

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Sorrynotsorry

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Sorrynotsorry

Teaching children right from wrong is an important lesson, but it certainly isn’t easy. Asking kids to write a letter of apology is a common way to try to get them to see the error of their ways, but as these unapologetic apology notes from kids show, some children are just more stubborn than others. Here are 34 kids that are definitely #sorrynotsorry.

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Sugar makes kids crazy

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Sugar makes kids crazy

They failed the apology part, but as a threat it’s pretty spot-on.

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Still angry

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Still angry

This one might need another few minutes in time out.

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Begrudging apology

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Begrudging apology

Even kids get the concept of “It wasn’t me.”

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Water sports

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Water sports

If only everyone who peed in pools was this apologetic about it.

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Thanks?

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Thanks?

Sweet gesture or vague threat? You decide.

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Keep out

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Keep out

It stinks to think your brother read your diary, but at least now he knows that deep down, you care about him.

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Electronic apology

#9/35:

Electronic apology

He’s only sorry because he got caught.

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Bad aim

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Bad aim

Let’s hope Chris doesn’t read this note.

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Um...

#11/35:

Um...

Would we call this a true apology?

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He says

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He says

Aiden’s not actually sorry.

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She says

#13/35:

She says

Neither is Alyssa.

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The butterfly effect

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The butterfly effect

This child is all about the worst-case scenario.

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She doesn't mean it

#15/35:

She doesn't mean it

If you admit you’re only apologizing to get out of time out, does that earn you another time out?

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I'll pay you back

#16/35:

I'll pay you back

It’s going to take a lot more than an apology to repay her parents. 

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Go away

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Go away

Sometimes you just want some time alone.

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Happens to the best of us

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Happens to the best of us

This kid isn’t at all sorry about farting on people; in fact, he’s proud of it.

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Not even a little bit

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Not even a little bit

This was the day Liam learned that honesty isn’t always the best policy.

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So happy

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So happy

This has got to be the most gleeful confession ever.

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Not coming back

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Not coming back

That awful moment when you think you’re being a good parent by taking your son’s iPod away, and instead of learning his lesson he writes you this note and then leaves the house.

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'A' for effort

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'A' for effort

When you're grounded and you ask your "teacher" to intervene on your behalf, instead of being sorry.

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Brotherly love

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Brotherly love

Maybe absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

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Not cool, dude

#24/35:

Not cool, dude

Ben has a lot to learn about the opposite sex.

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Here's a tissue

#25/35:

Here's a tissue

If you want to blame anyone, blame biology.

#26/35:

Don't mess with me

#26/35:

Don't mess with me

Better keep your distance, just in case.

#27/35:

Next time around

#27/35:

Next time around

P.P.S. she may have to date a new boyfriend in 4-6 months.

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Sticks and stones may break my bones

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Sticks and stones may break my bones

But maybe let's stay away from those words, too.

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Thank you 'saw' much

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Thank you 'saw' much

Andrew, there's a time and place for puns... and it's not right now.

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Catch-22

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Catch-22

"Thank you and I am not sorry for your impending doom."

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Doodled dongs

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Doodled dongs

It's Where's Waldo: Penis Pun Edition.

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Total misunderstanding

#32/35:

Total misunderstanding

Nothing good ever comes from drinking at Erwin's.

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He's sorry

#33/35:

He's sorry

The sincerity is all in the penmanship.

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Shattered heart

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Shattered heart

Sometimes a girl needs to know she can't be bought on eBay.

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You know what they say about haters

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You know what they say about haters

He's just trying to motivate you.

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