We got the dreaded assignment yesterday.
You know the one I'm talking about. The "What I Did This Summer" essay. Even when my summer is jam packed with fun stuff, I still have a hard time writing it all down—like I'm going to forget something, or that maybe, I think my summer won't measure up to what some of my friends did. My friend Lightning, for example, went to Mexico with his grandparents.
It's tough not to try and compare adventures.
But this morning at breakfast, my mom started reminding me of some of the fun things we did as a family over the break—like the July 1 fireworks celebrating Canada's 150th birthday, a weekend at the Calgary Stampede, a stroll through Edmonton's festivals (I even went to a Fringe play), and hanging out at my grandparents' farm. We watched the solar eclipse as a family (through special goggles, obviously)—hasn't the moon been amazing the past few days?
And I ran. Not as much as usual because of the smoky air and the intense heat. But I'm feeling ready for track. Plus, I got through my five book reading goal, and even surpassed it. I read EIGHT books this year. I could totally write about those.
Huh, come to think of it, I'm kind of writing my essay right now. WAIT A MINUTE! I have an idea I'm going to pitch to my teacher. Instead of a class set of essays, what if we each wrote a blog post about what we did over the summer, and we set up a class blog? We could all read each other's posts, make comments, put up pictures...
Ha! Suddenly this "dreaded" assignment isn't feeling so dreaded at all! Gotta jet!
See you next week!
~ Chase Superman Duffy