85. The Hard Truth
Harold loved to draw. His love for drawing
when he was five years old. He went
a museum when he was five years old
was fascinated by all the drawings. His mom
him that maybe someday his art would be
on the walls. Since then, he had drawn
every day. However, there was one big problem.
was not good at drawing. He wasn't terrible,
he was definitely average.
Harold is now 10
old, and for five years his parents and
have been telling him how great he is.
believed them. At school, he saw a flyer
a drawing competition among 5th graders. The theme
environmental awareness. The 1st place winner would get
. Harold was super excited when he saw the
. It was a chance for him to show
Harold told his parents about the
. His mom and dad nervously looked at each
. They didn't want him to find out that
was actually not a good artist. They told
what they really thought of his artwork. "So
don't think I'm good?" he asked. They shook
heads. Harold was so upset that he tore
his art. He locked himself in his room.
night, his parents went to his room to
him his dinner. "Son, we feel really bad.
think it's great that you want to keep
, so your mother and I decided to sign
up for art lessons," Harold's dad said. Harold
up to his parents and gave them a