Monthly Archives: June 2008

June 4

I Hate Fighting!

I just had an argument. A big argument. A major blow-up. And the worst part was, the fight wasn’t with Addie or Dana, or any of the other Pops in my school. This fight was with Felicia, one of my really good friends. We’ve known each other since kindergarten, and we have all the same friends in school. And while Felicia sometimes fights with other people, like our friends Rachel and Chloe, she and I have never, ever had an argument —until now.

The thing is, the whole fight was so stupid. It all started because Felicia saw me at the mall this afternoon with our friend Liza. Liza and I had planned this mall trip a week ago, and we went together, just the two of us. When Felicia saw us, she was really angry that I hadn’t asked her to come with us, even though she’d mentioned last night that she was probably going shopping today. She told me that it was really rude of me not to mention that Liza and I were going shopping too, so that we could all go together.

But this was supposed to be a day for just Liza and me. And that’s what I told Felicia. She totally exploded, and told me that if that was how I felt, I could spend all my days without her. Then she stormed off. I didn’t know whether to scream or cry.

Anyway, I’m home now, and I still don’t really know how to feel. I know I wasn’t wrong, but I also know what it feels like when you think you’re being left out. I’ve been left out of a lot of things—and it always makes me feel horrible. Still, a person can’t expect to be invited to everything all the time, can she? And that’s what Felicia was expecting.

Middle school is so confusing! Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to be back in third grade when my mom and dad made all my plans for me. Then I wouldn’t be fighting with Felicia right now. And I wouldn’t be feeling so crummy.

Wait a minute. I just got a text on my cell phone. It’s from Felicia. She says “Jen, I’m really sorry. I don’t want to be in a fight with you. Call me!”

Wow. I feel so much better. I guess I should get off the computer and call her back. Friends need to talk stuff like this through. And Felicia and I are definitely friends!