Matt & Mandy
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    “Matt & Mandy,” Friend, May 2020

    Matt & Mandy

    Friend Magazine, 2020/05 May

    Illustrations by Matt Sweeney

    Mandy, you’re very quiet, and you’re not eating. Is something wrong?

    Today I dropped my lunch tray in the cafeteria. My food went all over the floor and on a kid’s shoes. Everybody laughed at me.

    Well, I discovered that my shirt was inside out all day. No wonder I got funny looks while I was giving my book report.

    At least it was my dinosaur shirt that Franco thinks is weird.

    And the spaghetti did look better on the floor than it did on my tray.

    Mistakes happen because you’re human. Learning to laugh at yourself helps.

    Me? I tried to be human once, but my shoes kept falling off.