Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Daddy is a superhero"

Big Sis had a writing assignment for school today. She had to draw a picture of a family member in the military. Then she had to write a story about this person including what their job is, why they are important (to the child and to our country). First, she drew the picture, labeled at the top with "My tall dad" then we set about writing.

I was afraid I was going to have to explain what Stretch's job is. The only problem is that I'm not always sure if I know, let alone trying to explain to a 7 year old. So, I asked her what Daddy's job is. She answered with "His job is to save the world."

Of course, I ruined it by asking if she really thought that was Daddy's job. She ended up writing this: "My dads job is helping peaple. I like that job. [Right] now my dad is saving our country. He is importent to my becase it is an importent job. And also becase he is my dad. I miss him and love him a lot. He is [important] to our country becase he helps America."

9 comments:

TripleE said...

Awww, that is a great story.
My 7 yr old dressed up as Daddy on "dress like a super hero day" at school a few weeks ago :)

Butterfly Wife said...

That is very sweet. :D

dutchgirl said...

That is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time!

Meredith said...

It's a perfect story. You'll have to send him a copy.

I like the name Stretch. Glad he didn't veto it. (or did you let him give input, since he was not happy with Hubs or whatever).

Mary Alice said...

And she would be right.

rose_michelle said...

That is so sweet! What a touching story!

Chelly said...

Awwwwwwwww
I miss those stages.. My kids are now in the "so, he is military, its our life, nothing special. So we move, so dad goes away, we miss him, but he comes back" stage.

Shannon said...

This one definitely goes in the memory book. That is just about the most perfect description of a daddy ever.

trying said...

Thats such a great story! Its one of those stories that also tugs at your heart a little. I'd frame the story and save it for fathers day if I were you.

too cute....