10/23 Daily What: No More Yelling

My mom was a yeller, and I know she hated it. I remember one day when I was in second grade: she came to school in the middle of the day to tell me she was sorry for yelling at me that morning. I don’t remember the yelling, but the midday school visit has stayed with me ever since. We were doing some independent activity, so there was a fair amount of noise and activity in the room. My teacher quietly came over and told me my mom was out in the hall and wanted to talk to me - now that I’m thinking about it, I wonder how long she had been there waiting for the right moment to take me aside without drawing attention to me.

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