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The Real Me

Ruchie Bromberg

Dear Diary, It’s me, Ari. I just found this book under my bed and I don’t remember what I’m supposed to do with it. Oh yeah, I’m supposed to write about what’s difficult for me. I can’t find a pen, I’m writing with a crayon now. Oh, I’ll just go get a pen, be right back.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Where was I? I get distracted so easily. I really don’t mean to. Do you know how many times my rebbi, Rabbi Katz, calls my name in class, and I have no idea what he was saying? My mind wanders many times. I am in fourth grade. It’s just so hard to work and listen all day. The rebbi is nice and interesting, but there are so many other interesting things all around. I love watching the birds fly outside. I sometimes look outside right before he calls my name to read, and I have no idea where we are. Then he gets mad at me and tells me to pay more attention. I wish I could.

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