Monday, March 11, 2013

Top Banana

IJ Isaac was selected as the top banana for his class a couple of weeks ago; he was the second one from his class to be picked. We were supposed to make a poster and send it in for him to show the class. We were also supposed to write a letter to the class that said how much we loved him, and the letter could be a story about him, or whatever we wanted. Isaac said we were supposed to write a story that said how we had waited and then our first little baby girl came...I'm pretty sure that is what the first girl's letter said. Anyway, Isaac asked me to write a story, so I sent in a story about Sarenyanna, IJ, and Flynney. 
Here is a copy of the letter I wrote for his class:

Dear Ms. Isaacson’s Class,

In our family, we have three little girls but Isaac is our only boy, so I get to say that Isaac is my favorite boy in the whole world. Isaac is my kind, sweet boy and he is always making us laugh. Several years ago when we were spending the night at his grandma’s house, I had put him to bed downstairs, but he just wouldn’t settle down and go to sleep. The adults were upstairs and we heard his little feet pitter patter over to the bottom of the stairs, and then he called up, "I down here! Not hweeping!" (sleeping)

Isaac likes to play soccer, basketball, wii and computer. Recently, he saved up his money and bought Mario Party 9 for the wii. He also likes to ride his scooter, play at the park, help with his baby sister, and help make dinner. Isaac loves books and stories of all kinds, but he especially loves to hear stories about a little boy named IJ who has sisters named SarenyAnna and Flynney, and he asked me to write a story about IJ to share with the class.


One day, IJ’s mother took him and his sisters to the zoo. After a long day spent looking at his favorite animals, the snakes, giraffes and panda bears, they headed over to the children’s play area where he loved to play on the giant, human-sized spider web. This was IJ’s favorite part of the zoo—climbing around with his sisters and pretending to be spiders.

While IJ was busy dangling upside down from the web, he felt a weird shaking feeling kind of like an earthquake. He looked at SarenyAnna and Flynney, and he could tell that they felt it too. Their mother, however, was listening to music on IJ’s ipod and didn’t seem to notice anything unusual, nor did she hear SarenyAnna shout, "Look! There’s a giant hole in the ground!" Sure enough, a huge hole had appeared right by the web. IJ jumped down to investigate.

He peered into the hole, which was bigger across than he was, but didn’t see anything unusual. He turned around to face his sisters. "I don’t see anything. That weird shaking must have just opened up a hole in the ground." IJ looked at his sisters, who were staring at him with big eyes and pale faces. "What is it?" he asked them. SarenyAnna just raised a shaking finger and pointed at something right behind IJ, her mouth opening and closing, but no sound coming out. Then suddenly, with a sick feeling in his stomach, IJ guessed what was lurking right behind him. When he felt an enormous furry spider leg tickle the side of his neck and come to a rest on his shoulder, his fear was confirmed.

IJ and SarenyAnna both ran to the other side of the web and were about to run clear out to the parking lot, but then his sister grabbed his arm. "Wait! We forgot Flynney!" Sure enough, their baby sister was still standing several feet from the spider’s giant legs, it’s body so big that the spider’s golfball sized eyes and saber-like pincers towered over her. Without thinking, IJ ran back and stood between the spider and his sister. He yelled at the spider to go home, but it reared up its legs and charged him instead. It was a good thing IJ had taken karate lessons, because he delivered a powerful roundhouse kick to the spider’s face that sent it flying clear over the web. It spun comically through the air and landed right on the edge of it’s hole, where it swirled around and around a few times, legs flailing in the air, before being sucked down deep into the hole. The ground gave a little tremble, and the hole filled in on itself once more. Flynney cheered, "You made a basket!"

The kids ran back to their mother, who saw their dirty, disheveled appearances and said, "Well, it looks like you guys played pretty hard today! Let’s go home and get you dirty kids in the shower!"

"But mom! There was a giant spider!" IJ told his mom excitedly. "Yeah, it came up out of the ground and was even bigger than an elephant!" Flynney added. "But don’t worry," put in SarenyAnna, "IJ karate chopped it and sent it flying through the air!"

"Wow," their mom smiled knowingly, "Sounds like I missed a lot of excitement! Well, I think all that bravery deserves a reward. I guess we’ll stop for IJ’s favorite, Panda Express, on the way home."

"Hurray!" all of the children shouted, and they ran to the van while IJ declared that he wanted some orange chicken, sweet fire chicken, and noodles.


From this story, I think you can tell that Isaac likes panda bears, snakes, and giraffes, his ipod touch, karate, basketball, and Panda Express. Isaac also loves going to school each day to learn and see his friends.

I am so glad that Isaac is a part of our family!


Isaac’s mom

1 comment:

Jolynn said...

Your story was quite entertaining! I bet IJ loved it. Congrats to Isaac for being top banana! He is totally sweet and nice.