Today, we are counting down about fear. Mom is writing a story about courage. I have no experience with courage, but fear is my specialty.
Things That Scare Me
3. Squeaky Wheels – There’s an old saying that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. I would like to say to the lawn guys, “GET SOME OIL!” Last week, they rolled around a wheel barrow with a squeaky wheel that scared me half to death. The wheel sounded like a screaming panther, a crying poodle, and a baby who wants a lollipop. I ran and hid and ran again and hid again. Mom said, “What are you afraid of?” and “It’s a wheelbarrow!” and “I’m trying to write a story about a brave chef, and you’re NOT helping!”
2. Cats – A cat down the street watches me all the time. Whenever I walk down that way, I see him staring out his window wondering how he can kill me. I slick my ears back as far as they go, and walk as fast as Mom will let me. Cats – ugh.
1. The golf cart – Sometimes people in my neighborhood ride in a golf cart. I have seen it many, many, MANY times. It scares me anyway. Yesterday, Mom brought me right over to it so I could smell it and stop being afraid. I was reluctant at first. Then I took a sniff. OMG! It smells more terrifying than it looks and sounds. It has clearly run over a squirrel or two, driven through some mulch and fertilizer, and was filled with *gulp*power tools – yes, tools scare me too! The driver was a fire breathing DRAGON. After he talked to Mom for a while, he pulled a burning stick out of his throat and crushed it into an ashtray. Then he drove away puffing smoke out of his mouth. *shiver*
Things That Scare Mom
3. Being a one-book-wonder. Mom loves her book named Keep Your Ear On the Ball.
It helps kids understand how to be a friend, and it gets good reviews from people who read it. Mom calls it her “first book” and hopes nobody asks, “What’s the name of your second book.” Lots of times, she visits schools to talk to kids about being an author, and she play games with them (while I wait at home hoping the golf cart doesn’t come back).
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