Sunday, May 16, 2021

Dear Shayna B.,

First things first, I LOVE your column and I look forward to reading it every week. I have a very good friend whom I’ve taken with me on many trips. Recently, he told me how he took a different friend to a baseball game, but he didn’t take me. What should I do?


Sad Sammy

Dear Sad Sammy,

I don’t think it’s that big of a deal that your friend didn’t bring you to one game. I personally think you should just let this go because it’s only one game, but if he continues doing this, talk to him. Tell him how you feel. Tell him you feel left out. But look on the bright side, maybe your old friend will introduce you to the person he took out and you guys’ll become the best trio. Since you’d probably rather have two cookies instead of one, you’d probably enjoy having two friends more than just one. And then you can change your name from Sad Sammy to Glad Sammy.

Best of luck,

Shayna B.

P.S. See if you can figure out this week’s word scramble. Answer to follow next week...


Shayna is a fourth grader and understands what kids in elementary school are going through. She is happy to help others navigate this tricky time. She can be reached at [email protected] She is looking forward to hearing from you soon.