I am the problem child in my family. I am the youngest, a girl, and I’m beginning my first day of high school today.
My name is Hayden. I’m 14 years old. My favourite colour is red.
Last year, just a few months before my grade 8 graduation, I got into some trouble.
I won’t tell you what I did, as I’m sure you already know. Everybody talks, they say.
The trouble I got into had some negative consequences, such as “No friends over for the first month of summer,” and “You no longer have unlimited texting for your Blackberry.” To be honest, I’d take those consequences over my parents’ favourite, “You’re going to Martha Appley’s School for Girls.” Yes, because of the bad thing I did, I am now spending my grade 9 year at a boarding school.
My parents, Dennis and Emily Brown, said that if I could keep my behaviour up, I could possibly attend a regular public school in grade 10.
There are some girls at Martha Appley’s School for Girls that go home on weekends; others go home every two weekends. Me? I get to go home December 20. That’s 4 months away.