Milton here. Milton Eddeston. Thought I'd let you know what's been going on with me here in Ames, Iowa, where I live with my family.
For starters, I am in trouble again. Nothing new. Seems one kid kept calling me "Pig-Boy" once too often; I'd finally had enough, so I pushed him down a flight of stairs at school. He wasn't hurt badly, but he did suffer a broken arm and shoulder when he landed wrong. I'm now in detention; I have to go there for two weeks.
That means not getting home from school until nearly five; then I have to bust my rumpus to get the evening chores done before it gets dark.
Well, I'm not in the least bit sorry. The jerk had it coming to him. I'm so sick and tired of people calling me "Pig-Boy" or saying I stink. I can't help it that my folks are farmers; it's what they do for a living, and it looks like I'm going to follow in their footsteps.
My parents keep telling me I will have to apologize to the kid. Nothing doing. I've had it with him (and the other kids) making digs at what my parents do, or the fact that I "smell like pig" sometimes. At least my parents work hard at what they do, and I do too; just because we're farmers doesn't mean we don't work. We do, all the time; farming is one of the hardest occupations there is!
The only place I can go besides school is church. Last week, Pastor Amen talked about forgiveness; it made me very uncomfortable. He's doing a series on it; I do wish he'd move on to something else, so I don't have to think about Roy and his injuries, injuries that I, in my anger towards him, caused!
I will be glad when it's Friday: that's when our spring break starts; we will be out of school for about a week and a half. That way, I don't have to think about the stupid kids picking on me all the time; I can actually get some serious sleep-in time and do what I want (between chores, that is)!
Well, I am going to go for now. I will write in here again soon; take care and be glad you don't live in my shoes!
~Milton Eddeston. (No more "Pig-Boy"; I'm to be addressed as Milton. Nothing else! Got it??)
I know violence isn't the best answer to solve your problems, but when one is teased day in and day out, with no let up in between, what was I supposed to do?? Put up with it as long as I can??