My wife is blogging some more over at 25 Failures:
Dear 7 year old me,
Did you hear the slight censure in this note? I am pretty sure you did. You always want to please people, to make them happy, to do the right thing. One thing I wish I could help you understand- sometimes the right thing makes other good people unhappy.
Yeah. That note your teacher wrote wasn’t at all about the right thing for you. It was all about keeping her classroom running smoothly. Listen up. Get good grades. Follow directions. Don’t freestyle, it could causes problems.
Make sure you check it out!