This diary entry is part 10 of 31 in Lily's diary dated 16 - October 2022

Hi! It’s me! Lily!

It’s a HOLIDAY!!!

Columbus Day!!!

Jack got the day off from school!  I got the day off from school!  Beth got the day off from school!  EVERYONE got the day off from school!!!

Well, Jack did work some today.  But after he was done, Liz and Beth and Jack and I went to the mall!!!  We haven’t been there for a while.

I… don’t think it’s Jack’s favorite place.  Oh, don’t get me wrong.  He didn’t complain, and he walked with us, and we held hands, and he liked the food court, but..  all us girls were bouncing around trying on dresses and body wash and all sorts of other stuff, and he… well…  just tagged along.  With a little, unreadable, smirk on his face.

I asked him what he was thinking.

“Oh, nothing much.  You girls seem to be in your element here and…  I can’t figure out why.  I mean, all you’re doing is running around, trying stuff on, and…  how can that be fun?”

That actually made me stop and think.  It’s not a bad question.  What’s fun about going to the mall and trying stuff on?

But then I thought about how Beth tries stuff on and I try stuff on, and Liz tries stuff on, and we giggle and say how cute it is and maybe even buy something, and…  it’s about the friends.

Going to the mall by myself isn’t fun.

“Oh,” he said.  And he seemed a bit happier.  I asked him why.

“Because you’re including me,” he said.  “I’m a guy and trying stuff on and doing all the girl stuff at the mall isn’t fun…  but I love you for trying to include me anyway.”

I giggled and dragged him over to the “secret store”, and… well… tried some stuff on, and asked him for his opinion.

You ever see how a dog, when they’re really happy, let their tongue loll out?

Maybe jack will never be the same.


Don’t tell Jack, but I bought something in secret!!!

In “Secret”!  If you get my meaning!


Anyway, I’m home now.  Jack had to go home and do some stuff with his family.  I’ll see him soon.

Marie needs a walk!

Love you all!!! ❤

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