RIP Frankie

by Deanna Denham-Hughes in


I FOUND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF LINT

 in my hand last night! Beautiful, dark gray color. Largest piece I've found in my closed fist to date. So I named him Frankie.

Frankie is my new best friend. Lambie and Kitty are still my other best friends, but Frankie is really something special. Frankie gets me. I feel like I could tell Frankie anything. We did this funny thing where I held Frankie in my fist and then put my fist in my mouth and then when I look at Frankie again, he's even darker! And soggy! 

Frankie’s the greatest.

So I brought it to my Nani's daycare this morning because I wanted to share my new best friend with the other babies. And what better way to let them all see than putting Frankie on my cheek. But then Nani started looking at me funny and said, "Aria...what is that on your cheek?"

Then she....*sniff*

She...

SHE WIPED UP FRANKIE!

She just took a cloth and wiped away my best friend like he was NOTHING! How could she?? She treated him like he was just any old piece of lint!! Where is her compassion?? Where is her humanity?? 

Ooo! A booger!

--Aria