“Hey Mom, I’m not going to school today,” I announced.
“Oh… you’re not? What is the matter?” she asked.
“Last night I threw up all over the toilet. I got some on my shirt.”
I showed her the stain on my shirt, which was really chocolate milk.
“Well what did you eat yesterday?” she asked.
I ate two big bowls of Lucky Charms. I ate my school lunch and Tommy Smith’s lunch because he wasn’t hungry. A couple people in the cafeteria gave me their cake. After school I had Pop Tarts at Grandma’s with ice cream. Then we had dinner–ham, green beans, potatoes, bread. For a bedtime snack, I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
My mom said she was going to put me on a diet. She said I should get upstairs, wipe off the toilet, and get ready for school.