Around 9pm tonight, after watching my favorite show in the world, LOST,
my 13-year-old son informed me he had an English project due.
I won't repeat the torrent of words I blasted at him...
and, I even found out that this project was actually due YESTERDAY,
but the student he was supposed to work with flaked out.
Putting aside aside his poor planning, he's a good student,
but I am now making him finish the project.
As long as it takes.
They had to come up with a 15-page chldren's story on their own; write and illustrate it.
The story they came up with together, he and his partner, was some strange tale
about a squirrel named Barry and smoking.
I know what you're thinking.
A children's story about smoking?!!
But at least the moral of the tale was to NOT smoke.
Anyway, now that Donny is doing this project on his own, he has ditched that story line
and, with my help, come up with a new tale.
Meet the characters:
Archie the Armadillo
Larry the Longhorn.
He's actively working on the story right now,
but the snobby Longhorn who looks down on the armadillo
is going to learn an important lesson
about not judging others by their looks.
And a little feisty armadillo named Archie is going to help him out of a jam.
I let you know how the finished product turns out!!
(and let's hope we're both not up all night!!)