Basement Editorial | Children’s Book Project with 4th Graders, Part 3


Me (right) licking a pan of brownies while Chris (left) works on our project.

As promised in yesterday’s post, here’s my journal entry regarding the letter that Chris wrote to me.

If you haven’t read it, go back and do that first. It’ll help.

Journal Entry #1

I got a letter from Chris. He fights with his sister and claims to be able to beat her with one hand behind his back. He must be very strong indeed.

I wonder why his favorite colors are blue, silver, and black. I find that a little strange, but to each his own I guess.

He likes to water ski. I don’t know how to water ski. He makes me feel inferior. No he doesn’t. I am not jealous. I’m not.

Chris also has a Nintendo 64. I wish I had a Nintendo 64. I’m not jealous though.

I lied to Chris and told him I was manly, but I’m not. I am really more of a band geek than a manly guy, but he doesn’t need to know that.

We didn’t really get a whole lot done other than some lame introductions. I’m not saying that Chris is lame. I’m just saying that making new friends can be hard sometimes. I don’t know how natural it is that a fourth grader and a senior in high school to be good friends, so if Chris and I aren’t, that’s okay.

He doesn’t need me anyway. He has his Nintendo 64 and his water skiing abilities. I’m not jealous. I’m not.

Back in high school, I had a real self-deprecating sense of humor. I think that was cute of me. Today, my humor tends to be on the other end of the spectrum where I enjoy projecting a false aire of confidence. Anyway, come back tomorrow for the story that Chris and I worked on.

3 thoughts on “Basement Editorial | Children’s Book Project with 4th Graders, Part 3

  1. As I read this and laugh to myself, I can imagine you rereading it for the first time in our basement and laughing as you mentally congratulate yourself on your fine sense of humor. This increases my enjoyment immensely.

  2. Pingback: Basement Editorial | Children’s Book Project with 4th Graders, Part 4 | Josh Mosey | Writer

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