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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the HUMOR genre (04/12/07)

TITLE: Kindergarten When?
By Patricia Williams



Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived in Oklahoma. She had blonde hair and big brown eyes that sparkled with laughter. Linda had two older brothers and four older sisters They were all old enough to go to school. But, she wasn’t old enough to go yet.

Linda’s mommy decided to go back to school too. She wanted to become a doctor. Helping people was very important to her. What was Linda going to do while everyone else was gone
to school?

Her Mommy had a wonderful idea! Since she was a good little girl and knew how to sit quiet in church she was sure she could do the same in her college classes. Mommy’s teachers weren’t
so sure an almost three year old could be that good. Linda knew she could be good and make her Mommy and the teachers proud of her. She sat very still and quiet while the teacher was talking.

Finally the big day came for Linda and Mommy to start to college school. They walked into class hand in hand. Linda was real excited. She loved being the only little girl in class. All of Mommy’s classmates smiled at her and told her how cute and sweet she was. She loved having papers and pencils like the big guys.

Linda loved riding in their old car. It was fun to ride down the road with Mommy. They had so much fun singing songs and sharing stories on the way to school. Sometimes she was sleepy and took a nap on the way home from college.

One morning they woke up and it was very cold. Linda ran to the front room window and saw that it was snowing great big snowflakes. The wind was blowing very hard. Linda was afraid they wouldn’t get to go to school because the car heater was broken. But, Mommy wasn’t worried. She dressed Linda in so many warm clothes she wobbled when she walked. She only left a little peek hole for her to peek out at everybody. Winter was a very exciting time.

Before you knew it the birds were out singing. The flowers and tress were blooming. Instead of being all bundled up Linda’s mommy got out her spring clothes and her sandals. One of the neatest things Mommy did was pack them a picnic lunch everyday. Linda got to have her very own little brown bag with the special treats Mommy made for her. She loved having their picnic lunches out under the big college trees.

Linda had had so much fun going to school with Mommy. It was had to believe she was 4 ½ years old now. Time sure goes fast when you are having fun.

Summers were really fun. They had some time off from college. She got to have extra time to play with her older brothers and sisters. One of the most fun things was to be out in the garden with Grandpa Williams.

This particular summer day the big kids were busy talking about what grade they were going to be in when school start. Linda knew she wasn’t old enough to go to public school yet. But, it wasn’t any fun to be left out the conversation. She jumped up from where she was playing, placed her hands on her hips and declared, “When I get out of college I’m going to kindergarten!” The big kids noted her determination and decided to not argue with her.

Linda had one more school year to go to college with Mommy. Before she knew it she was getting up and heading off to school with the big kids.

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Julie Arduini04/20/07
This is a sweet story. I espcially loved the line about when I'm out of college I'll go to kindergarten. I think a little more dialogue would be great, but it was a good story just the same.
Verna Cole Mitchell 04/21/07
This sounds like a true story. I wondered if it is. I, too, liked best the going from college to kindergarten line.
Jacquelyn Horne04/24/07
The title fits this well. Good writing. I would like to have seen a little more conversation throughout the article, but all in all very fun read.