There are two stories on this page which both occur around the same time as this picture. The journaling on the check stub is literally about this picture. I talk about how my son has been taking this green basketball to school. He started doing that because the kids weren't really letting him play basketball (he's the new kid and he's not really a basketball player, he knows much more about soccer). So he started taking his own ball but not playing basketball - just dribbling around and rolling it down the slide. It became his recess security. I guess he felt like if he didn't find another kid to play with, he had his basketball to play with. And the jacket. This was the first time this season he got to wear his jacket and that gave him a little shot of happiness that day. He's always liked having his jacket and tries to wear it too early in the fall and too late in the spring.
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