Take the time to get to know me
Yesterday I got in trouble because I did not do my homework. Last night when I was supposed to be doing homework, my parents were fighting again. My father said he was going to leave us. My mother told him to go. If my father leaves how will we live? My mother does not have a job. Please take the time to get to know me.
I am the girl in the second row. I am not pretty and I don’t have a good body. I am 14. The other girls in my grade have boyfriends. Boys don’t look at me and I know it is because I am not pretty. I really want a boyfriend. I could have a boyfriend if I let boys do some things with me. I don’t want to do that. Sometimes I get into trouble because I am sending notes to boys. Please take the time to get to know me.
My parents are very smart. They both have really good jobs but the jobs keep them very busy. They don’t have a lot of time for me and my little brother. We have a nanny to look after us. When I get in trouble in school, you make my parents come to school for a meeting. When I am in trouble in school, I get attention from my parents not the nanny. Please take the time to get to know me.
I live with my mom and my brother and sister. There are three of us and my mom. We don’t have much money. My mom loves us very much and she works long hours to make enough money for us to have food, a house, clothes and other stuff. Sometimes our house is crazy. It is hard for my mom to remember to sign all the forms from school. It is hard for her to get off work to come to school meetings. This makes you annoyed. Please take the time to get to know me.
My parents love me very much. I have a younger sister. She is very smart. She is smarter than I am. She can do things already that I still don’t know how to do. I try very hard but I have special learning needs and they make me have trouble learning. I am way behind other kids my age. My parents say I need to work hard and I will catch up. I don’t think I will. My parents love me but I think my special learning needs embarrass them. They don’t talk about me to our family the way they talk about my sister. Please take the time to get to know me.
I am the kid in your class that seems uncooperative. I am the kid who does not do homework or bring in permission slips. I am the kid who causes you a lot of extra trouble when you are just trying to do your job and teach your class. There are things in the rest of my life that I wish you could understand. Please take the time to get to know me in this new year.