Now that he's older, he's even harder to understand. That's why--for the life of me--I couldn't figure out why he would hang around with that bully, Johnny Wilson. It's like Jack has trouble thinking for himself. When he hangs around Cory and me, he is really fun and we have a good time. When he hangs around Johnny, he starts to act just like him. Sort of like that Bible verse we all had to learn in school: "Bad company corrupts good morals." Clearly, Jack didn't "get it." He lets other influence him. I guess that makes him a follower.
However, ever since that awful time when Jack and Johnny kidnapped me, and then Jack "saw the light" and brought Taffy back, he's changed. I like him better now that he's acting more like a decent young man. I don't see him much outside of school, since he's a town kid and I'm on the ranch.
Uh-oh! I just remembered. Jack told me there's a barn dance at the McMurrays next week. The first one of the season. He wanted to know if I was going. Yikes! Is that like . . . he wants to dance with me? Like he likes me like . . . that? What a thought! I don't know what to do. What would YOU do? Would you go to the barn dance and dance with somebody besides your brothers?