Monday, June 22, 2009

A Story by Ann Marie

Ann Marie hand wrote a story for her dad for Father's day. It was one of an assortment of handmade gifts the girls and I gave to Jonathan for Father's day. She worked really hard to write all of this story out and then she read it to me and I typed it up so Dad could read it easier.

Jonathan is always encouraging the girls to make up their own stories and write them down and illustrate them. It is one of his staple babysitting activities. They always come up with something creative.

Here is "The Father's Day Gift" in Annie's own words:


Father’s Day Gift

By Ann Marie Waite

June 21, 2009

Once upon a time on a regular day there was a dad with eight kids and seven animals. Let me tell you the names of the pets and the kids. First are the kids. The first kid was a girl named Aliza. The second one was Tanner. Third was Isa. Fourth was Andrew. Fifth was Noble. Sixth was Lewie. Seventh was Sarah. Eighth was Noah.

Next are the pets. The first pet was a hamster. Second was a gerbil. Third was a dog. The fourth was a cat. The fifth was a snake. Sixth was a lizard. Seventh was a turtle.

Well everything was not going very well. Well their dad (or should I say sick dad) dad was sick for good. He threw up on his sheets ten times and his clothes and had diarrhea for twenty days.

So that day Aliza thought since their father was sick she started a new holiday. She named it Father’s Day. So she got ingredients and made a new medicine. She gave it to the little kids and they gave it to their dad and he was cured from Aliza. She was the best kid he had ever had.

Soon she had kids. And every Father’s Day she would help them set up stuff for their dad and every Dad’s day he would love it sooooooooooooo much that he finally signed them up for school. They were excited for the first day of school sooooooooooo much that they would buy everything that he always wanted. That is how much they loved him. Ssoooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.

Sunday was the day that Dad’s day was brought to Earth. That’s what Father’s Day feels like – Happiness. It feels so good to be loved soooooooooooooooooo much. I love Father’s Day.

The End