The story of a really good family written by a six year old. 🙂
For all of you who are just joining the party, Finds From the Old Notebook is a series of stories I wrote when I was younger that I’ve dug up from the dustbin of history (Okay, okay, I’m really not as old as that sounds). Some are ridiculous, unrealistic, silly, awkward, funny, or… once in a while, real life happenings. So continue reading at your own risk! 😉
I’m going to warn you right off that this story will bore your socks off. So if you don’t have too much patience, then this one isn’t for you. It quite accurately shows though, what type of writer I was when I was six and seven. Actually, it’s slightly embarrassing. 😉 But back then, I thought I was the best writer ever and wrote simply the best stories(!). It does help me to remember that what seems silly to us, can be really important to children. Sometimes the children writing those stories end up becoming famous writers. Anyway, if you can even finish reading this post, you could probably win a patience award!
I corrected most of the spelling and punctuation errors, so that you could read it easier. In the original, there was no punctuation except the occasional period, and half the words were spelled in my own version. 🙂
Here’s three of the five “books”.
Note: I did change some of the names for certain privacy reasons.
The Long Hair Family
Book 1 (age 6)
Jenny ran to get mom some milk out of the fridge. John ran to mom. He said, “Mom can I help you make supper?” “Yes John, you may go and get me some water out of the fridge.” “Ok mom.” Said John. “Jenny, you may go and get me some more milk.” “Yes mom.” Said Jenny. “John, you may go and get me some powder.” “Yes mom.” “Thank you John.” “Your welcome.” said John. “Thank you all.” “Your welcome. We love you very much mom.” “That’s good.” said mom. “Yes it is good.” said Jenny and John.
Just then, Peter and Mary came in to the room. “Hi Peter and Mary.” “Hi mom and Jenny and John.” Said Peter and Mary. “I am glad to see you all.” said Peter and Mary.
“Yummy, it smells good in here.” “Yes it does smell good in here.” said Mary “I see what it is. It looks yummy.” said Mary. Peter said, “Let me see it. Yes it does look yummy.
Jenny ran to the fridge and got a powder. “here is some more powder.” Jenny said. “Thank you Jenny.” Mom said. “you’re welcome mom.” “I love you very very much.” “I love you too mom.” Said Jenny.
Just then, dad came in to the room. “Hi mom, Jenny, John, Peter, and Mary. It is nice to see you all.” “Well that’s good.” Said Mary “Yes it is good.” said dad. “I am glad that all of us are together.” “I am glad that we are together again too.” Said Mary. Now Dad, Mom, Jenny, John, Peter, and Mary were together. “Let’s eat supper.”
The Long Hair Family With Babies; Book 2 (age 6 or 7)
Please, Please don’t make fun of me after reading this one, PLEASE!
Mom called them for supper. They came running to the table. “Yummy. It looks good.” “Yes, it does look good. Let us pray.” Dad said. After they prayed, they went to bed.
In May Mom had a baby. Now they had five children. All the children said, “Hurray! I am glad that we have five children.” Tali asked “What is the baby’s name.” “It is Sara.” Mom said.
In November Mom had a baby. Now they had six children. “What is the baby’s name?” “Kara.” Mom said.
In March, they had a baby. Now they had seven children. “What is the baby’s name?” “Dan.” Mom said.
Then mom had a baby now they had eight children. “What is the baby’s name?” “Nate.” Mom said. Jenny ran to get milk (to warm up for the baby).
Mom had a baby. Now they had 9 children. “What is the baby’s name?” “Tara.” Mom said. Sara said, “I am happy.”
Mrs. Long Hair and a Sickness; Book 4 (age 6 or 7)
In May mom had a baby. Now they had 10 children. In November mom had a Mushy. “What is a Mushy?” Sara said. “It is a kind of sickness.” Mom said.
Then they had a baby that was named, Melody ( 😉 ). Now they had 12 children.
Did you survive? If so, then I am proud of you!
Please don’t ask me what the “powder” is. It was just a cool word to use (or so I thought :P).
My words of description: repetitive, awkward, and messing around with strange concoctions (seriously, a soup made from water, milk, and some sort of powder, does sound pretty disgusting!).
The Long Hair Family’s stories were written on booklets of paper which I stapled together. I called these “books”. This is just book one, two, and four. All together, there were five books (where 12 children were born, and more milk, water, and powder concoctions were made. :D), plus a “cookbook”.
What’s your thoughts?