For our move cross country to the Hemlock Inn, we took Boo out of school 2 weeks early. Her teacher Mrs. Mayfield sent us a large package today with a letter, work missed and awards from the end of school. Included in it was this essay that Boo wrote for a local essay contest in Palm Desert:
In case the scan doesn’t show up here is the text:
What I Want to Be…
(By Boo Hackshaw)
When I grow up, I want to be a writer. My mom writes in her journal and she writes a blog about our family. I love my mom and what she writes. I like to write stories too. I like to write stories about how my day has gone and how my year has gone.
When I grow up, I want to be kind. I want to be a person who is helpful and who has a smile on their face. I will try to have good manners. I won’t smoke or litter or lie. I would like to be a person who respects others.
When I grow up, I want to be a mom like my mom. My mom gives me gifts of love. She helps me with my homework. She likes to write stories with me.
Growing up is going to be inspiring and imaginative.
She gives me way too much credit in her essay. It’s Brett that does most of the parenting around here. I feel like I’m mostly hard on her when I need to be giving more gifts of love. I’m often deep in thought in another universe before I realize she’s talking to me. Earth to Mom.
I do have three things going for me: I don’t smoke or litter or lie.
Oh, I can’t wait to grow up too…it will be inspiring and imaginative. That’s a lot to look forward to.
I loved this essay.
Thank you Boo.