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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  • School can be draining and naps during the weekend give them a chance to catch up on much needed sleep and to relax and repair. I remember not being able to nap too, but as a parent and as someone who is always tired and loves naps, I would never stop my kids from napping if they needed. It’s a lot different to simply staying in bed and watching TV/phone or something. They are asleep, not being lazy. You can’t sleep if you’re not tired.


  • Maybe somebody should play the same prank on the Dad – tell him Sunday morning to go to work.


  • I don’t get it. But I guess I’m lucky I’ve never had to do this to my child.


  • Oh I love it, what a funny dad. It’s a good prank for sure. My kids are early risers so I have not had to deal with teenagers that sleep to long…….yet!


  • Sounds like a good prank – I never needed to do this my kids always wanted to be out and about and I can never remember them having a nap unless they were very ill.


  • Hilarious. You need to do this sometimes with teenagers!


  • That’s a good one. I love the prank and that the only thing hurt was his son’s pride.


  • I feel sorry for the poor little guy, oh, that face.


  • I would like to know the context as just having an afternoon nap is not really lazy. Still pretty funny though!


  • I think that was a bit mean. As an adult i sometimes nap in the afternoon on weekends. Kids, especially teens, have a helluva lot more pn their plate than we do. As adults we only stress about work and bills. They have different subjects they need to remember and study for. And a lot of them have sports or extra curricular activities as well.


  • My dad did this to my brother, had him convinced he would be late for work. The boss was surprised to see him, seeing as he was suppose to be on holidays.


  • Nothing wrong with an afternoon nap!


  • hhahah love it! It is something I would do!


  • I did something similar to my son a few years ago. He dramatically “hit” his head to get out of eating an apple. I pretended he had lost hours and told him i would have to take him to hospital since he didn’t remember. Not quite as funny but he learnt a lesson!


  • Well played Dad this is freaking excellent Hahaha


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