Timeline of Stress
Throughout the summer: Bri put off reading The Jungle for AP History but finally finished.
Tuesday: Bri finished up her chapter notes due in history and started studying for her test.
Wednesday morning: Bri started her junior year.
Wednesday Afternoon: I picked up a hyperventilating Brianne. Between breaths into a lunch bag, Bri explained that she had MRS. WILL for AP History! The hardest teacher. That her test tomorrow was not just on one chapter of notes but also the previous chapter’s notes as well. The chapter from last year – the one she already took a test on. She said, “I’m going to get a 5 on the AP test. Last year my friend never got above a B- on a test and got a 5 on the AP test.” Bri spent the rest of the day studying and quizzing me about Lincoln and reconstruction.
Somehow we ended up talking about how reconstruction was different under Johnson. And I ended up saying, “After Lincoln was assassinated by vampire sympathizer John Wilkes Booth …” (And yes, that is exactly what it can be like to have a conversation with me.) Bri said that she was going to use that in her test.