A dad has provided parents with the perfect prank after convincing his lazy son that he had slept through the weekend…

British dad, Ben Jerome, played the perfect prank on his lazy son, convincing him that he had slept through the weekend after he took a Saturday afternoon nap. When the teenager woke up, he was told that it was Monday morning and began to panic about being late for school.

A Rude Awakening

In the clip, which went viral online, Ben can be seen going into his son’s room and telling him that he needs to get a move on. “I think you’re going to be late for school but you’ll be ok yeah?” Ben tells the bleary-eyed teenager. “It’s Monday morning, you slept all the way through.”

His son can be seen trying to process what has happened, as Ben informs him that the noise downstairs is his siblings having breakfast before the school run. After a few moments, Ben bursts out laughing, sending his son storming downstairs in embarrassment.

“If your son decides to have a cheeky Saturday afternoon nap…always make sure you wake him up and pretend he’s slept through to Monday morning,” he told The Sun. “They’ll thank you for it later in life!”

All Is Forgiven

Comments on Ben’s post said the prank was a fun way to get a little revenge on lazy teenagers. “Brilliant! The look on the poor kid’s face!” one Twitter user said. “He was on the verge of tears, thinking he’d lost his whole weekend.” “Oh God, the poor lads face when it hits home,” said another. “Class move. Duly noted!”

Thankfully, the teenager has since forgiven his dad, with Ben posting a photo of his son dressed for school on Monday morning. “Now it’s Monday, son,” he captioned the picture. “Promise…”

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  • He would have been totally confused! You always feel a bit funny waking up from an arvo nap so this would have been pretty funny!


  • If this was true, that is a great prank!


  • Not that good of a prank. Pretty sure once the son had fully woken up and realised the prank, he woukd just roll back over and go back to sleep


  • That’s a pretty funny prank! I would do this to my nephews


  • Haha, that’s a great prank to play. Though I agree that perhaps an afternoon nap isn’t exactly lazy.


  • Is an afternoon nap really lazy?!


  • Don’t mind my kids having a nap if they need it because I would if I could. It’s when they stay up half the night playing video games or talking to their friends that it bothers me. My children are 20, 18 & 16 by the way…certainly didn’t have those problems when they were younger and I could still control their lives ;P


  • That’s gold and he’s young enough to believe him…lol


  • So your teenager being tired enough to take a nap, probably due to mental burn out and teenage hormones is considered lazy? I’d rather my teen take a nap then be moody at everyone. Yes this is funny, but still


  • No I never thought to do that shame though. It is so funny!


  • This is so funny, I used to pull the same prank on my little sister when she was a kid.


  • This is gold ???? poor kid. Hope he gets his dad back


  • Aw lol the shock on the boys face !

    • When I would do this to my teenage boy, he would be sooo grumpy ! he would probably call it child abuse ;)


  • Great prank – but what a torment the father is!! Glad no-one ever did that to me or my kids.


  • Aww haha that was a good prank, he looked so puzzled


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