Maybe you remember the lovely note I had to send to James's teacher back in January regarding a certain brick. This was the note I had to send in this morning, unaltered. Yay.
Hi, Mrs. Yarrington.
We had a little issue with James's final literature circles project. He finished it late Saturday night. Some time Sunday afternoon, my three-year-old Grant got a little water on it. No big deal, just some sprinkles. James put the pages outside to dry. Then Kenny sent Grant out to play and turned on the hose for him, not realizing James's papers were outside. Grant watered everything thoroughly: the plants, the skateboard ramp, the patio furniture . . . and James's papers.
We dried them out and reconstructed the really messed up stuff as best we could. Kenny and James were up really late last night working on it. They're legible but still a total mess, I know. If you don't mind sending him home with another packet, we'll have him fill it in again so it's acceptable. We're making him bring in the packet in its current condition just so you know he really did complete it.
Sorry about all this. We seem to have some kind of curse on long-term projects around here. (Its name is Grant.)
P.S. The winner of the last copy of The List is Jaime from Polka Dots on Parade. I'll get it on its way. :)