By Lisa Graff
so far as Georgie is anxious, all people has a ''thing''
the object approximately poodles is that Georgie Bishop hates to stroll them.
the object approximately Jeanie the Meanie is that she may fairly write on her shoe than support Georgie with their Abraham Lincoln venture.
the article approximately Andy's nonna is that she kisses Georgie's cheeks and does not communicate one observe of English.
the item approximately Georgie's mother is that she's having a baby—a child who will likely be taller than Georgie very, very quickly.
the article approximately Georgie . . . good, what's the factor approximately Georgie?
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Sharing a room with your grandma. Georgie couldn’t even imagine how horrible that would be. She wouldn’t ever let you eat cookies in bed or stay up reading late at night. And what if she snored? ” “Tell me about it. So I have to move out all my stuff, to make room for her. Dad’s moving another bed 38 in tomorrow. Man! ” Georgie sat down next to a mound of books. ” “I dunno. Maybe. ” Georgie sighed. ” “I bet it’s gonna have poopy diapers and cry and barf all the time. My cousin did that nonstop when he was a baby.
Andy understood pretty much everything. As they left the house, a blast of cold air hit Georgie right in the face. He was about to tell his mom that they were sure to get a blizzard just in time for Christmas when something caught his eye. There was a car driving down their street, in front of Georgie’s house. It was going very, very slowly, and the driver was staring at Georgie. His nose was pressed so close to the window that he was fogging up the glass. Georgie was used to getting stared at.
Not many kids at school remembered it anymore, because when someone is nice and cool and an awesome soccer player, you tend to forget that he has a dumb name. But Georgie couldn’t forget. He was there on the first day of kindergarten when Jeanie the Meanie informed the entire playground that Andrea was a girl’s name. ” Andy had protested. ” Jeanie shouted. Andy’s grandpa wasn’t a girl, of course. He was Italian. In Italy Andrea is a perfectly respectable name for a boy. Georgie didn’t know all that at the time.
The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff