Now he was in second grade. Mrs. Dodge didn’t think everything Preston did was great. She fussed about his penmanship and she was always pushing him to do his best work. She said she was trying to prepare him for adulthood. Preston asked his mom what that was. She said it was a grownup. Preston thought Mrs. Dodge should have just said that.
Before the beginning of the holiday, Mrs. Dodge gave a writing assignment that was due when they returned to school. The assignment was to write an essay entitled My Holiday. Preston hated writing essays.