You don't have to be a parent to know when someone apologizes without really meaning it. They say sorry ... "but." Honestly, it's a halfhearted way of getting out of a pickle. Normally, we're not cool with sorry-but-not-sorry apologies. Then again, when a kid pulls this trick, it's actually pretty hilarious.
Sure, we want to encourage our kids to stay honest and say what they mean, but sometimes oversharing is a problem, too. Eight-year-old Zach writes to his brother, Ben, about how sorry he is for accidentally throwing scissors at him—naturally, he was aiming for Chris. So really, everything is cool, it wasn't intentional, he just has bad aim.
Now, throwing scissors is no small mistake, and we understand the seriousness of the situation, but we can't help but find humor in how candid Zach is about his apology (slash non-apology). Just read for yourself!