Missed my Regular Detention -- Given a Saturday Detention -- Any Good Excuses?

My parents are really quite strict... I haven't told them yet but I had a detention on Tuesday (my first ever) for being late two times to class... and I ended up being two minutes late for the detention itself. I was told to go home because it already started and that I would be given a four-hour Saturday... show more My parents are really quite strict... I haven't told them yet but I had a detention on Tuesday (my first ever) for being late two times to class... and I ended up being two minutes late for the detention itself. I was told to go home because it already started and that I would be given a four-hour Saturday detention (and it's the first Saturday of Christmas vacation, too). I know that my parents will be rather upset... anybody have any good excuses to use on them?
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