Do you remember my reindeer Dancer and how she was feeling sad?
You have all been so helpful with your comments and ideas to help her. I took your advice and talked to her today to see if she was feeling any better. I brought her a thermos full of special reindeer soup. Mrs. Claus always makes me chicken noodle soup when I’m feeling sick.
Dancer seemed even more sad than she did last time I saw her. The other reindeer told me she hadn’t been outside to play with them for over a week. She had missed out on so many reindeer games. They all really missed her.
I invited Dancer to go for a walk around the North Pole, just the two of us. Many of you said that if we spent some time together it would be good for her. I think you were right. As we walked I asked her what was really the matter, and she opened up to me.
“I haven’t felt playful,” she told me as he took a mouthful of soup. “Not since coming back from visiting my friends at the end of the summer.”
I was surprised. That meant she had been feeling sad for a couple of months! I asked her what happened at the end of the summer to make her feel so blue.
Dancer Explains Why She Is Sad
Dancer said “I visited friends that I hadn’t seen since last year”. “I had been so excited to play with them again. We used to play tag and hide and seek- sometimes we even played leap frog. But this time they wouldn’t play with me. They were mean to me and called me names. I don’t understand why they changed and were so mean to me.”
Poor Dancer. It’s not right that her friends treated her so poorly. They are not her friends if they did that to her. I don’t know what I can say to make Dancer feel better. She has to see that she has friends here at the North Pole who love her and care about her. Is there something I can do for her that will make her feel better? Do you think if she can talk to people who can help her she will feel less sad?
P.S. Have you ever had friends who started being mean to you? You can click here to tell me or scroll down to see what other people are saying.
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