Life as a Kid
By Julia Nall
The Baytown Sun
Published May 3, 2006
Presenting life as a kid!
Since Mommy is not writing her column this week, I get to! And, if you haven't guessed who I am by now, I'm Julia Nall.
OK. So here's what happens in the mornings. You know how moms and dads always say, "Have a good night's sleep?" Well, when my dad and mom wake me up and I don't want to get up, that's because I didn't get a good night's sleep. So whatever happened to "Get a good night's sleep?"
And also, when I wake up too early in the morning, they say "Go back to bed." But on those nights, I did have a good night's sleep. So I guess I can't win.
Then I have breakfast, which is usually pancakes or oatmeal but rarely cereal. Although I like cereal and pancakes way more than oatmeal. To tell you the truth, I don't really like oatmeal that much.
Then they say to brush my teeth. So I spend a few minutes brushing my teeth. And they say, "Hurry up!" I'm just trying to keep my teeth healthy!
When I'm putting my shoes on, how do they expect me to tie them when the shoelaces have broken off? Now that is another story that happened in school.
When I'm trying to find my shoes, I can't. I don't have that good of a memory. I took them off after school the day before. How could I remember?
At school, I usually get a headache trying to do the word searches or the ABC order because they're always so, so hard.
But then the fun part -- recess! Except for when we have to sit out the entire time, which rarely happens. If we don't go outside, we usually free draw or do work. And the work is usually pretty fun. And sometimes we read.
On library days, if you couldn't find your book or didn't finish it, you get to read a magazine. Pretty cool, huh? What's even cooler is that we can work in the library instead. And everybody loves that.
During P.E. time, we usually go outside, but the part where we do stretches is dreaded. Everybody in my class dreads stretches. At least that's what I think. On Wednesdays, we have to do laps around our school track. This is called Tiger Laps. We have to do two, three or more.
When I get home, I usually like to invite friends over. When I can't, I play on the computer or hang upside down on my head.
At dinner, I love ramen noodles. I usually eat them, or sweet potatoes and broccoli. Mommy and Daddy like meat but I don't like meat at all. Except for sausage at George Daniels, very, very crispy bacon and pepperoni.
At bedtime, sometimes I stay up with a flashlight and read. But sometimes I just doze right off. Then it's morning and the cycle goes again and again.
That's what it's like in a kid's day! Mommy's column will be back next week.
Julia Nall is a first-grader at Travis Elementary.