Happy Independence Day

"Should we take the Critter out of school for the 4th?"

"Of course we should, it's a holiday, and she's American."

"Ok, but we have to write a note to the Headmistress."

"Yeah. They're 'quite fussy' about things like that at the Queen's School for Girls"


"Ok. How about this: "Dear Headmistress. We're taking our daughter out of school for the day. Because we won the war! Ha!"

"Hmm. I'm thinking no. Because we want her to be allowed back next year."

"Oh. Yeah. There is that."