She makes excuses for her poor behavior.
Everything that has happened in her life made her who she is.
She distracts herself when she feels unhappy.
She knows why birthdays are such joyful occasions.
Sit on your mama's lap
Feel sad and cry
Suck your thumb
She does not want to go to school anymore.
She wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
She is not allowed to do things that adults can do.
She wishes she had more life experiences.
A tin Band-Aid box
A red sweater
A big red mountain
Rings inside a tree trunk
Rachel's birthday party
The school's playground
Rachel's 11th birthday
The sweater is too large for her to wear.
She sees the situation with the sweater as an exciting challenge.
The situation with the sweater makes her feel small and powerless.
All of her thoughts focus on how special the sweater is to her.
Mrs. Price puts the sweater on her desk.
Mrs. Price makes her wear the sweater.
The bell rings for lunch.
Mrs. Price pretends like everything is ok.
It feels the same as being ten
It is not old enough
It is a silly age