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A dilemma: Part One
By Lisa N.
age: 12
California

“What? Party tomorrow? Uh, I’ll try to make it.” I know my mom
could hear me in the other room; so I was trying to be as quiet as I could.

“Okay, bye.”

“Who was that, honey?” My mom asked.

I stuttered, “A friend from school.”

“Oh,” she went back to watching football.

It’s a Saturday and my friend, Kayla, was inviting me to her great party she has every year. The trouble was that I am grounded. I forgot my notebook at home one day when an assignment was due. Oh well, that’s how life is sometimes. Too bad it’s right in time for this fest. Dang it, I’m gonna find a way!

I walked down the hall to my room to think when my mom came in.

“Was that your friend Kayla?”

“Yeah,” I said.

“Is it about the party?”

“Yeah.”

“You know, if it’s a big deal, you can go,” she said.

I was amazed. That only lasted a little while for I realized what she was trying to do.

“You think by pampering me with anything I want that you think I’ll like you more than Dad?” I asked.

She sighed. Her and Dad had split up a month ago and since have been practically fighting over me. Frankly, I am tired of it!

“No, honey. I just think you have learned your lesson.”


“Well, uh…” I didn’t know what to do. Do I go to the fest and have a blast but let my mom get away thinking that she can pamper me with gifts and get her to think that I like her more? Or do I not go and show her that I love her and Dad the same but not have any fun. I was in quite a dilemma.
 
 
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