Thursday, May 28, 2015

Principal's Office

The first time I was sent to the Principal's office was for being in a fight when I was in first grade.

Yes, it's true.  I, afraid-of-confrontation Jerralea, got into a fist-fight while only 6 years old.

Okay, it was the only time I got sent to the Principal's office. But still ...

I reacted instinctively when I saw a big sixth-grader ball up his fist and swing it towards my little first grade crush of the moment.

I did what any self-respecting girl would do to protect her guy.  I stood in front of my guy just in time to get popped in the nose by the playground bully.

Ouch!  I didn't think about the consequences of getting involved.

All three of us were sent to the Principal's office to tell our story.  I received a stern talking-to about thinking of consequences before acting.

I still think I did the right thing.  You don't stand by idly while someone is whooping up on your friends.

Being a friend sometimes requires sacrifice.

Have you ever came to the aid of a friend? What were the consequences? Would you do it again?

Mama’s Losin’ It

This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt # 6. Tell us about a time you were sent to the Principal’s office.  I've written about this story before, but I think a good story can be told more than once!

If you'd like to share your story, link up at Kat Bouska's blog, "Mama's Losin' It," and share.


betty said...

I think I would have done the same thing you did all those years ago and stuck up for my friend, even if it did cost a trip to the principal.


Mama Kat said...

Awww good for little Jerralea to stand by her man at all costs! So cute!

Lisa said...

I like to think of you as loyal and passionate. Sometimes those great qualities can cost us. Loving the pictures of those sweet babies. Haven't been doing too much blogging but it's always nice to catch up on your great adventures. Blessings, friend!

Jerralea said...

Betty, I'm pretty sure I would do it again.

Kat, it's just who I am. :)

Lisa, it's always good when you pop in. Thanks for coming by!