Little Brighton is a tiny-than-average, but normal, happy, smart, and lovable child who is friendly to all the other little classmates. In school, everyone thinks this little one just has books, lots and lots of them in that big, huge book bag. It can get to be heavy on this little darling’s back, carrying it every day. Instead, it is full of worries, which come with a whirlwind of feelings and emotions. The little darling doesn’t know how to control them sometimes, and it feels better to keep them tucked away in one dark place and leave them untouched and out of sight, or then it would be a tornado of chaos.
All the little friends would say, “Why can’t you just get rid of the book bag?”
Brighton replies, “It’s like a cozy blanket to keep all my thoughts, scares, and emotions in one place! It keeps all of them from running all over the place, and I don’t want you all to make fun of me.”
On days that one of those worries escapes from the bag to try to embarrass this little one, Brighton always tells a parent or a teacher. They always have the best advice on what to do. It usually makes the book bag become a lot lighter!