By; Haley <33 (It’s a story I wrote, and I will continue to write 1 weekly.)

Madison Barker Blog. AKA U can learn from me! 😉
Lemme give you a great big welcome to my blog!! J I go through difficult times. And well, I thought I would just do this to help you through your problems!
They did it again today. They made fun of the one thing I thought was cute. The girls made fun of my jacket. “Where’d you get it? The dumpster?” “She shouldn’t have tried to fit in.” “Ugh, look at her. It doesn’t even look good with those jeans.” I felt hated. It was the “Possy”, and they were out to get me again. Again.
I wondered, why me?
I’m Madison Barker, 14 years old. I go to Uptown Middle School in Dallas, Texas. It’s my last year in the middle school. Then I’ll go to Uptown High.
I walked to the main office. “Madi, what were they doing this time.?” Principal Williams said is a soft, knowing voice.
“They didn’t like my jacket.” I said.
“Well, darling, phooey to them, ‘cause I love it!” She said with a smile.
“Thanks Mrs. Williams.” Mrs. Williams understands me. She is the only person in school that does, well other than my friends.
“How about we go to my office and give their parents a call?”
“Okay. But I don’t want to talk to them.”
“Oh, Madi, your so goofy.” We both smiled. It was nice to be friends with the principal.
After that we went and made the calls. All the parents said they would talk to the girls, but I know that’s a lie. They never actually do.
After that was lunch, and I got Spaghetti and meatballs. Than I met Hannah, Gabriella, Brian, and Troy at our usual table. I will just go ahead and say, we have hardly anything in common, but we are best buds. They are like “my group”. and they know it to.
“Madi! Hurry up! We have great news!” Hannah yelled across the cafeteria. I call her “Mrs. Impatient”, cause she has the patience of a starving baby.
“I’m hurrying, I’m hurrying.” I set down my tray and plopped into my seat. Shredding off my jacket as I sat.
“The Possy hates my jacket.” I said dully, “Figures.”
“Ugh, I hate those girls.” Said Brian.
“Well, quit hatin’ them, ‘cause God says to love them. So just, pray for ‘em. K?” Gabriella said. I smiled. I have the best friends, always putting God first.
“True. And okay. But I still dislike them.” He said. Everyone busted up laughing.
“Bible time guys.” Hannah said, “And hurry.” We laughed again. We opened our Bibles and read as a group. Afterwards, they all prayed and started lunch.
“Mm. Ph-mm-gafmph?” Troy said, after stuffing his face with a meatball.
“Ugh, you’re so gross. Talk when you’re done chewing, please!” Hannah exclaimed. People from the other table looked over. One of the kids made a “wacko” sign by swirling her fingers around her ear. I laughed, and told them to let us have our fun.
“So, now that your done chewing what were you saying?” I asked Troy.
“I was saying, that Hannah’s hair looks nice today.” He said with a smile.
“Really?!” Hannah said with a huge smile.
“Ha-ha. No. I was saying I’m having a party.”
Everyone said awesome, and started asking questions, accept for Hannah, who said “aww”, started looking really bothered.
“What’s the matter, Han?” I asked.
“What he said was rude. Especially since he has done that the past 3 days in a row.” She said, with a frown.
“I’m sorry. Lemme go talk to him about it.”
“Thanks, Madi. You’re the best!” She said with a smile.
I smiled back, then turned to Troy.
“Troy, cant I talk to you for a minute?” She asked.
“Uh, sure.” We stood up and walked a few feet from the table. “What’s up?” He asked.
“Hannah is really upset that you keep playing that trick on her.”
“What? Please, I’m sure she loves it. Otherwise she wouldn’t always act like she didn’t know.” He said in disbelief.
“Yeah, well, guess again. She hates it. So could you please stop doing it?”
“Yeah, sure.” He said walking over to Hannah. “I’m sorry I have been teasing you about your hair lately. I didn’t mean it.”
She smiled, “It’s okay. Thanks for apologizing. And… I’m sorry for yelling at you.”
“It’s cool.” He said smiling. He went back to his seat, and I sat in mine.
“See guys? I big happy family.” I said smiling. “’Cept we aren’t related.” We all laughed. Then the bell rang. Lunch was over, and everyone was disappointed.
I went through my finals few classes and walked home. I got on the computed, did my homework, ate dinner with my family, and went to bed.
Dear God, thank you for the great day. Although, if you would, please make ‘them’ leave me alone tomorrow? Please bless all of them as they sleep. And please bless my friends, my family, and me as we all sleep tonight. Amen
I fell asleep right after my prayer. I guess that happens after a busy day!
I’ll blog again tomorrow.
Ciao, Madi <33

French Braid!

French Braid:
Brush out your hair. Then pick up a bundle of hair where you want the braid to start. Separate the bundle into three equal sections. Cross the right section over the middle. (The right becomes the new middle section.) Then cross the left section over the new middle section. (The left section becomes the new middle section.) Tighten the braid by gently pulling the sections away from one another. Now add more hair to the right section before you keep braiding. Lift a bit of hair from the hairline on the right side, and add it to the right section. Then braid your new right section over the middle section. Lift a small section of hair from the hairline on the left, and add it to the left section. Then braid. Continue, going back and forth to the right and left, tightening as you go. End the braid at the nape of the neck, or do a traditional braid with the remaining hair. At the spot where you want the braid to end, tie off with an elastic. Smooth out any bumps on the sides of your head by gently combing toward the braid. Done!

Chopstix/Pencils Ponytail:
(This can also b made into a bun, by pulling hair into a bun instead of a pony)
Pull the front of your hair into a pony tail on the backside of ur head. Insert pencils/chopstix. And done!

Rope Twists:
(This version is written to frame ur face. But it can be completed anywhere.)
1. Part hair in center. 2. Separate out a 2″ section on the sides of part. 3. Divide the sections in half and twist around each other. There should b 2 seperate rope twists. 4. Tie in rubber bands. Done!

Simple Braids:
1. Repeat steps 1 & 2 of rope braids. 2. Start with one side and braid down side. Tie with rubber band. 3. Repeat on other side. Done!

Sweet Braids:
Part hair just off center. Repeat all of ‘Simple braids’. Bring both braids to back and tie together. Done!

By: Haley