Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

It's time once again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment! I chose the following prompt this week: Describe in 1000 words or less a time when something happened and you knew that life would never be the same.

Summer came to an end more suddenly than usual. "What do you mean I can't go to the pool anymore," I thought. Thankfully, I was always an early riser, so I had no problems waking up for that first day of Kindergarten. I had to get dressed up all nice - I mean, it was a really warm day, yet I still had to wear long pants! I knew right then and there, that things were going to change.

I felt like a grown up - I had been planning for this day for months! I had new clothes, a new book-bag, and a notebook ... I believe it may have been a Trapper Keeper.

Mom walked me to the bus stop, and I eagerly anticipated School Bus Number 3 coming down the hill - whisking me away to a whole new world! Most of the kids at the stop were nervous, scared, and even sad. Me? I was excited. I couldn't wait to meet new friends. My cousin Drew had gotten on the bus a stop before me, so he was awaiting my entrance (he was a little scared).

That first day was so exciting. The teacher took role, I excitedly raised my hand when I heard my name. My cousin didn't hear his name ... he pretended he was in the same class as me. The teacher in the neighboring room came in and dragged him off. Another friend of mine, Bill, threw up in music class - he was overcome by anxiety as he whimpered, "I don't think I feel so good."

I made it through the entire day, took the bus home, and probably bored the living hell out of my mom as I replayed the entire day.

6 comments:

Four Dinners said...

Describe in 1000 words or less a time when something happened and you knew that life would never be the same.

'I discovered girls'
'I discovered beer'
'I discovered vodka'

Right. That takes care of that!

Amanda said...

Its funny because someone threw up on my first day of kindergarten too. I was like you, really excited to go to school because I was a super social kid! Really enjoyed your blog :)

parentingBYdummies said...

I don't really remember my first day of school. First, year, yeah. But, for some reason I can't recall the first day. It was probably so horrible I blacked it out!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is so cute : ) I am glad you were very excited about school. Some kids love it and some kids just never do. I wish I could make it great for all kids. I think it is so hard to deal with school when you are miserable every day! : (

El Padrino said...

and every year after just got worse

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Definitely a life changing experience! Good thinking!

Here's a link to my post on this prompt: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2009/11/did-i-really-want-to-change-my-life.html