Dear Ms. May Queen,
Please excuse "Mama" from her bedtime story reading and other nighttime duties. For the next 4 weeks she will be busy rehearsing and performing other stories to share with many, many more people. Rest assured that she will be working hard. To make up for the lost bedtime reading assignment Painted Maypole is hoping to earn extra credit points by playing games of Uno Attack and Trouble, helping you write and illustrate your own story, assisting with the cat you are "sewing," creating a Halloween costume for you (even though she will miss the main trick or treating event... again, she'll be telling a story to a larger audience that evening), organizing your class "fall party," and other various and sundry tasks. I hope that these activities will be sufficient to fulfill the requirements for your course. If you need a signed letter from her directors (or a signed program?) I'm sure that can be arranged.
This post has been a Monday Mission. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a post in the style of an excuse letter (thanks, Alejna, for the idea!). If you do, link to it in the widget below.
(Mary G accidentally linked to her LAST WEEK's Monday mission, so click on "the real link" for this week's entry. But we'll excuse her, because even if she turns it in late, at least she is consistently turning in her assignments! AND, for some reason this week just seems to be link problem filled - Melissa accidentally linked to a JULY post, so um, check out her REAL link as well)
And join us for next week's mission, where all our posts will be in the style of Campaign Coverage.