On Friday, this came in the mail:
From the White House! With a picture of the President! Wasn't it nice of him to write to her? She was thrilled.
This is what the letter said:
He encourages her to "learn something new every day." And she does, usually. On Friday she learned that the President enjoys hearing from young Americans, but doesn't necessarily read or respond to what they actually write in their letters.
She didn't seem to mind, to be honest, though of course her cynical parents did. She was just happy he wrote. "He's nice about some things," she mused.