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Madame Chamberlaine: What a Day!

Tzipie Wolner

School was starting tomorrow and there I was, lying in bed, and unable to fall asleep. I tried everything: counting sheep, saying Shema like 30 times, and even singing myself to sleep with every song I’d learned since kindergarten. No use. So I went downstairs where my mother and Madame Chamberlaine were chatting.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I heard screaming and I opened my eyes to see Shuli all dressed in her school uniform, her hair brushed into a side ponytail, shrieking something.

“What?! Be quiet and lemme go back to sleep,” I mumbled.

Then it hit me that this was the first day of school!

I jumped and grabbed the alarm clock.

“SHULI! WHY DIDN’T YOU WAKE ME?! THE BUS WILL BE HERE IN FIVE MINUTES!”

“Four!” Shuli said as she ran to get her stuff.

I can’t remember ever getting ready so fast. Good thing I’d prepared my briefcase the night before. In four minutes flat, I was flying out the door to catch up to Shuli to make the bus. My mother shoved two cookies into my hands as I raced past her and boy, did I run.


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