Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Blond Girl Shows Up Again

I thought about what Wendy and Sophie had posted under my "Mean Girls" post all night. I couldn't sleep, tossing and turning in my bed. And then I figured out why that was.
So the next day after school I had a little bit of a 'bull session' with my friends, and we've decided on a new tactic for dealing with the girls at school.
We decided to try to isolate Meredith by being nice to her followers, even though some of them are as mean as Meredith herself. We figured out that Meredith was probably the problem, and that she's probably bullying them too.
We wanted to try out our new tactic, but after school I had to go to the newspaper office, where I had a surprise waiting for me.

The blond girl showed up, again.
I was surprised when she did, because she's still in fifth grade and won't attend Adams till the fall. "I'm Kathryn Kittredge. Call me Kit," she said as she extended her hand.
Kit it was, and she was wearing glasses. When we walked to the newspaper offices, she was telling me she was originally from Ohio and was into baseball trivia, aviation history and newspaper journalism. She also said she was related to the Kit Kittredge immortalized in books and even a movie. "She was my great-great aunt," she told me, "my great-grandfather's younger sister."
"Oh, and I want to run for class president."
I didn't really know what to make of that statement. She seemed so sure of it, too. In contrast, I hadn't made up my mind to run until I was reading Felicity Merriman's books and I realized Meredith was running unopposed. Then it suddenly dawned on me that my tenure as sixth grade class president is soon to come to an end. I have some decisions to make. I know my position at the newspaper is probably secure. But if I were to return to Adams, would I run for seventh grade president? Should I? My head's still spinning. Even though summer's coming up, August will be here before I know it.


Wendy said...

As the movie says, to get rid of an evil dictator you have to cut off their resources - her loyal followers.

As for the blond girl, or Kit I guess, wow, she even looks like the Kit from the books and movie!

Haley said...

Kristy uses a lot of basketball language to describe the tactic. If we can get them to rebel against her, then maybe, if she doesn't change she can at least see what she's doing. And I guess that's what we're gonna try to do. I mean, I'm not expecting to become her best friend, we're too different for that.
As for Kit, that's what I kinda thought myself, Wendy. I was pretty spooked. I haven't seen the movie or the books yet, but I've heard of them.


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SavannahO's said...

I don't like Hannah Montana, but I don't think she should vanish off the face of the earth.

Anonymous said...

what movie are you talking about? I think that you should only be president if you want to be. Does this girl seem like the kind okf girl who would be mad if she lost against you?
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Haley said...

Hi Mia, Kit's running for the sixth grade class presidency when I go to the seventh grade. She won't be taking MY post, lol. :D


Avery V. said...

I think that your new tactic might work. I hope so at least, then Meredith's reign of terror would end!

That is weird that Kit is related to the book/movie Kit! I think you would be a good president for next year too!