Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Girl Trouble

Adam got in the car after school today very quiet. I asked him what was up, and he told me that he was confused: he had squished a centipede and now a girl hates him.

Apparently, on the playground, a girl had found a "worm" (she says it was a worm, Adam says it was a centipede... I think the girl is probably right :) ). She was watching it, and called to Adam to come look at it. Adam bent down, saw that the worm had "legs", and immediately told the girl to "back away" and stepped on it.

She was distraught, and starting crying, "You killed George!" She ran to the teacher, and Adam ran with her. She told the teacher what happened, and then the teacher asked Adam what happened. He said, "I was saving her. Centipedes are poisonous and she could have died! I squished it before it could bite her! I don't know why she's mad." His teacher told them that she believed both of them, and that she was sorry that the girl was sad, but happy that Adam was brave.

However, as they walked back to the classroom, the girl told Adam, "I will never sit by you again. And you will never be my friend! I hate you!"

Adam, after he finished telling me the story, looked at me, and said, "I just don't get girls. I was saving her life, and she's mad at me. Weird!"

Yes, Adam, girls are weird. :)


Suzzy Rice aka Grammy Gingerbread said...

Hey, who wrote this? that you? We girls are not "weird", we are just unpredictable. I am so very proud of Adam for being so caring, though.

Danyel said...

Let Adam know that he is the kind of man that the world needs more of. Adam is a modern day hero and it may take a few years for that girl to see but she will someday. You did a wonderful job rasing him.