A robin chirped joyfully as she looked at the four eggs she laid the day before. The mother robin inspected her blue eggs carefully before nesting on them. Using her warm body as an incubator, she anticipated the next 14 days when they would hatch.
Judy turned from her window wishing her day could be as joyous as this robin that had chosen her tree to nest in. But to her dismay, it was not going to be a glorious, wonderful day; it may as well have been cloudy and raining outside for that is how she felt on the inside.
She picked up her brush then looked at her tangley hair in the mirror in the mirror. “Why bother?” She thought. Today was not going to be a day when her brush would wear her tangley hair. Today was a day for her to wear her tangles instead.
She grabbed her backpack off of her bed and slowly made her way to the stairs. Down the stairs went her backpack. At the bottom of the stairs, she gave a heavy sigh then heaved her pack up on to her back. She turned the knob to the front door and walked out into the nice bright sunny day that she was in no mood to enjoy.
After walking to the end of her driveway, she looked up at Clair’s window debating if she should wait for her friend or if she should walk to the bus top by her lonesome.
She breathed heavily deciding to walk by herself.
Judy kept walking.
“Judy, wait. Do you not hear me?”
Judy stopped and waited for her friend.
“Oh my!” Said Clair as she came closer. “Did you forget to brush your hair again?”
“No I did not,” Judy said defensively. “I didn’t have a reason to brush it today.” Again, she started walking towards the bus stop.
“You’re going to school, Judy. That is reason enough.”
“Maybe I don’t want to go to school today.” Judy stopped walking. “Maybe I’ll turn around now and go home.”
Clair studied her friend for a moment. This was not the Judy she knew. This was not the same person...