Thursday, October 30, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Last night my sister Sharon sent me a picture of her daughter Rachel's Red Ribbon Week essay. I remember having Red Ribbon Week back when I was in elementary school. I wonder if they still pass out actual red ribbons that say "Drug Free and Proud" in gold letters? Anyway, I thought Rachel's essay was adorable, so I asked Sharon if I could put it on my blog. 
Today I pledge to stay drug free so when I grow up I can be a: 
mom so I can have children to tace ciru (take care of). I can feed children. And put children to bed. And take children to school. Help with homewore.

Rachel is six and in 1st grade, by the way. I thought she did a great job on her essay. I love children and the fact that Rach wrote about wanting to be a mom and care for her children warmed my heart. I loved her phonetic spelling and oversized periods, too! I hope Rachel (and all of the other six and seven-year-olds in her class and throughout the country) can remember the pledge they took and the essay they wrote when temptation comes knocking in the not too distant future.


Julie said...

Hi Heather,
This is lovely. I love what Rachel has written & especially the large fullstops.:) (periods)

I've kept quite a few of the things that my niece & nephew kept at that age & it's so nice to look back on. In-fact I've kept the items in my own memory books.

I've never heard of Red Ribbon week before. Actually, I found Rachel's Red Ribbon Week really hard to say in my head without getting the words twisted up.:)

Well done to Rachel & thank you for sharing this with us.

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