“You said you’d do WHAT?”
I knew dad wouldn’t be happy but I wanted to be Samuel, the star, in the school play. As part of a witness program, he had to pretend to be a girl. Samuel, call him Sam or Samantha, learned a lesson of friendship.
When the scenes came, I entered in blond curls and wearing a pink dress. Laughs turned to silence as Sam’s story unfolded, my father’s frown turned to pride.
“It seems as long as you’re with your best friends you can do almost anything.”
Was that a tear in my dad’s eye as I said my last line?
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