I'm afraid I will be unable to return my children to school on Monday as previously promised. You see...we're snowed in...
errr...it's snowing...a lot.
um...the roads are icy...really icy...and slippery.
and...the snow plow doesn't come 'til Monday...or maybe Tuesday.
plus...and I'm sure you'll agree with this...there is certainly more involved in the education of children than sending them to school. Like what causes a snow drift, and at what temperature rain turns to snow, and seeing elk in the wild, and what black ice looks like, and the Legend of Jack Frost.
I will be sure to have them back in school just as soon as...the snow melts....or the plow comes through...or the cabin is finished...whichever comes first.
Very sincerely yours,
P.S. Feel free to call and discuss this matter further...with my husband.