My Dad says I am Enormously Gorgeous. I wonder if I really am?

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Sarah says you need to have beautiful long curly hair like she has. I don't.

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Justin says you must have perfectly straight white teeth like he has. I don't.

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Jessica says you can't have any of those little brown dots on your face called freckles. I do.

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Mark says you have to be the smartest kid in the seventh grade class. I'm not.

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Stephen says you have to be able to tell the funniest jokes in the school. I don't.

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Lauren says you need to live in the nicest neighborhood in town and in the prettiest house. I don't.

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Matthew says you can only wear the coolest clothes and the most popular shoes. I don't.

To be Enormously Gorgeous...Samantha says you need to come from a perfect family. I don't.

But every night at bedtime my dad gives me a big hug and says, "You are Enormously Gorgeous, and I love you."

My dad must know something my friends don't.

- Carla O'Brien.