So we are about 1/3 of the way and we've been on the trail for about 1 and 1/2 months! We decided to take a break and rest our oxen for a long journey ahead of us. We traded our oxen for newly rested oxen. We got an update on Matilda Faulk's foot and it is a lot better. Iskandar Alatas is not doing good so we left him at fort Laramie for their doctors to take care of him. Alexandrine Haberle fell in love with a guy who works at Fort Laramie so she wanted to stay behind. And Kai Bon was sharpening knives and he cut his finger off.
One day there was a girl named Sofia who met a girl named Jamie and Jamie would always come in crying and she always thought that Sofia was better at gymnastics and in everything! “It is no fair” screamed Jamie as she walked in stomping her feet. “I don’t get it Sofia is so perfect in every thing and look at me!”
Just then Sofia came right back to the door and said “Do you want to race me?
Maybe but only if you try and let me win.” Please I begged her.
“Ok, I will try and just to let you know I am not better than you I just practice more thats all and I am not in a higher group for gymnastics I couldn’t get into your group so I had to get into this group if I wanted to do gymnastics”
We went outside and we had a race at first I won by 2 or 3 seconds so the second race we made it farther and I got creamed! I started to whine and I felt bad to do it in front of Sofia and I said sorry but she had to go to gymnastics.
I went inside and I still think Sofia is perfect she is so good at gymnastics and every other sport even if she only puts 10 minutes into something she automatically becomes perfect at it and I get beat by everything we do together.
“Everyone is perfect except me ahhhhhhhhhhh!” My mom comes in the room and asks what I am crying about and I just ignore her if I try and talk there would be a puddle of tears on my blanket. My mom tells me that this is ridiculous and I start crying more and more and my mom walks down stairs and then I scream into the pillow.
When Sofia gets home she comes over and she shows me the flipflop that she can do and I can barely do a handstand. I think to myself maybe I just should quit gymnastics and try basketball. When I pick up a basketball and ask Sofia to play 1 on 1 I try to shoot and when I do Sofia smacks the ball back and it hits my face. I can’t believe it how can she do that when she is shorter than me. I try to hold back my tears and one just runs down my face and I lick back up so Sofia doesn’t see me crying. Then we draw a hopscotch and of course I can’t make is all the way down on one foot and Sofia can! “THIS IS NOT FAIR AT ALL!!!!
What is not fair?” Asks Sofia
You are so perfect and I can’t do anything!”
I go back inside to get ready for gymnastics and when I get there I try to do a flip flop and I of course fail! I fall on my head and now I have a really bad headache. When I get home I practice the flip flop and I finally am able to do it and then my brother Jacob is guarding me for basketball and I score and he is taller than me! I guess it takes me a little longer to get things but I can do them. I have learned my lesson that nobody is perfect! I guess I was thinking Sofia was perfect when I was just jealous that I couldn’t do it yet but now I can!