Matt and Mandy

“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Sept. 2006, 15

Matt and Mandy

Matt and Mandy

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Matt: I don’t want to go back to school!

Mandy: I like school.

Matt: Be quiet!

Mandy: Mom, Matt told me to be quiet!

Matt: Tattletale!

Mandy: Mom!

Mom: Matt, did you say something unkind to your sister?

Matt: I don’t like school.

Mom: I guess at your age I didn’t like school much either.

Mandy: You didn’t? How come?

Mom: First, I think Matt has something to say to his sister.

Matt: I’m sorry I got mad at you, Mandy. I’m just grumpy because school’s starting.

Mom: Now come here, both of you. I’ll tell you about how I learned to enjoy school. Then we’ll see what we can do to help Matt feel better.

Matt: Thanks, Mom.