Friday, August 24, 2007

Self Worth

Leila was saying to Ali, "do you know how many days I'm going to school?"
I corrected her- "it's how many days until you go to school."
"No (said with fury), I'm asking how many days a week!!!"
"I'm going five days a week. I'm going to ask Baba to get my lunch box everyday."
So I told her she wasn't going to have lunch there every day, just two days a week.
"But I want to be like my friends," She told me.
I explained that she is a unique individual. And besides, I added, "it's too expensive."
"I don't want to be cheap!" She retorted, "I want to be expensive!"

1 comment:

some chick said...

hey, tell her I'd like to be expensive too.