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Letter of Apology

While changing shifts at the school Book Fair yesterday, I was told to be on the look-out for thieves. Our school ranges in grades K-8 now and the transition has been hard for some. The kids seem to be handling it fine, it's the parents that are a little out-of-sorts.
You see 8th graders seem to be taller these days. I feel fortunate that I'm 5'10 so I can at least look these kids in the eye. However not all parents have a height advantage and some relive the same inadequacies they felt back when they themselves were in 8th grade. (It comes creeping back to me sometimes too!)
Well, when I sat at the little table with the make-shift credit card machine and the money box I was told that there was an "incident" yesterday. Oohhh! It seems that a book was stolen, and recovered, and the culprit was brought to justice and even wrote a letter of apology. The letter was in the money box, (for safe keeping I guess. I have no idea why.)
While I was left alone at the Book Fair I decided to check out this apology letter. When I looked in the bottom of the money box I found a hand written note, but it had flowers drawn all over it. I kept looking for another note because this did not look like a remorseful letter to me. But nope. This was the one.
In big bubble letters (Bubble Letters!?!) was this child's confession. "I'm sorry I stole."
O.K.
You're sorry.
But the bubble letters throw me off. And the little flowers, and the stars in the corners confuse me too.
Do you think this child is truly remorseful? Or just warming up for Art Class?

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