(A Parody of the 1999 Movie Ten Things I Hate About You)
By Danielle Innocent, AmeriCorps member serving on the Wellington Management team with McKay K-8 School
I hate the way you never stop thinking and the way you’re always asking “why?”
I hate the way you don’t make excuses and never fail to try.
I hate the way you call my name, so often I hear it in my dreams,
I hate the way you greet me in the morning, with a smile so bright it beams.
I hate your silly little laughs and all the cool things that you know,
I hate all of the amazing things that you will do and the places you will go.
I hate that I’m only here for a year and that I won’t see you as big, strong 5th-graders, standing smart and strong and tall,
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.