On Friday in Gym class, we played Dodge Ball. In case you don't know what that is, let me clue you in. In Dodge Ball you have 2 kids standing on either side of the floor and a bunch of kids sandwiched in between them all spread out. One kid on the end has a ball. They have to throw the ball and hit the kids in the middle who are jumping to get out of the way, or "dodging" the ball. If a kid gets hit, they're out. Now you're supposed to aim and hit people below the waist, or where you wear your pants. Above the waist doesn't count, and neither do your hands, 'cos they can be up or down. Anyway, Danny and Shante' were the throwers and the rest of Miss LaSalle's class was in the middle.
Robyn was the first one out, since the ball hit her foot.
Then Shante' had the ball and we all had to turn around.
April was out next. She got hit in the waist.
Danny had the ball again. About face!
This time he hit Stephanie. Only he threw the ball so hard that it knocked her down!
We all gathered around Stephanie and asked if she was alright. She said she got the wind knocked outta her, but she wasn't hurt.
Danny just hung back looking kinda embarrassed. I know he didn't mean to throw the ball so hard.
Stephanie picked up the ball to give to Danny and said "Here Danny, that's a do over" And he said, "What do you mean, that's a do over? I'm sorry I hit you so hard, but you're still out."
Stephanie told him since the ball hit her in the stomach and not below the waist, it didn't count. Danny got mad and told her the ball hit her waist so she was out!
Miss LaSalle saw the whole thing and told Danny the ball hit Stephanie in the stomach. Only Danny started to argue with her, and said it hit Stephanie in the waist. Miss LaSalle told him that he had to sit on the bench for the rest of gym class for being a poor sport and arguing with a teacher.
Danny just sat there looking mad, kicking his feet and grumbling. Miss LaSalle told Stephanie she could take Danny's place, and throw the ball.
Later when we were lining up to go back to class, I heard Danny tell Stephanie he was sorry he acted like such a jerk. Stephanie told him it was OK, and that he should save that arm for pitching in baseball! Haha!
I'm glad Stephanie and Danny made up so fast. I don't like to see my friends fight with each other. Sometimes when some of them have arguments, they don't talk to each other for days. Then some of us take sides and it just turns into a big mess. I can never do that. I'd rather say I'm sorry and get it over with. Danny admitted he was wrong and everything was cool again. I don't think he likes being mad, or having other people mad at him.
Until next time, future readers,