Mom said that I could have a pool party to celebrate the end of the school year.
She said it had to be small.
She said I didn’t have to share the pool with my sister either.
So I started to make a list.
I could invite six people.
We talked it over at lunch, Hannah and Katie, and me.
We put three boys on the list.
A party with boys!
Hannah wanted to invite Ryan.
Katie asked me to ask Joey.
I invited Jacob.
He’s really, really smart.
I like how smart he is in math.
I am going to be in seminar with him next year and am really proud that I passed the testing to get in.
Everyone accepted my invitation.
I was so excited that I forgot to help my mom with the food.
I got out all of the pool toys.
I wanted to make sure everyone had a good time.
I wore my new bathing suit.
When Jacob arrived, he jumped right in the pool and started to make up games.
They were fun.
He’s really funny.
He’s not really someone I can “talk to.”
I have my Hannah and Katie for that.
But if I want to play a game, or do some math, or talk about music, Jacob is great.
I like talking about those things.
He’s very easy to be around, even if he isn’t always interested in what I have to say.
I know he is not trying to be mean.
I cannot wait for sixth grade to start!