I learned that even if I have a dream, that doesn’t mean it necessarily would become a reality. As much as I wanted my parents to get back together, I saw, as I got older, they have become two completely different people. I’m just thankful they were together long enough to have a little baby girl, me! Though, I still blame my stepmother for my crushed dream of having my two parents together again, I’m so thankful she gave birth to my two brothers who have my heart. People say everything happens for a reason, and this chapter of my life proves that too be true because without my parents divorce, I wouldn’t have two brothers who love me as much as I love them.
Dancing the Night Away Ben is a five year old boy with one amazing dance move called the Benenator. His ten year old sister is his back up dancer and his mom is the singer. Her boyfriend likes to rock it on the drums. Together they rock the night away. Ben remembers the first time mom said, “We are going to have a dance party!” The story begins when Ben was in his room waiting for his mom to come i and tuck him into bed.
For his mom understood but stuck with his father, except to sneak him a recipe from a restaurant. For his mom was a seamstress coming from a poor family she wanted to be a nurse, but she married Isaac’s father who’d been her next-door neighbor for years. When Issac reaches school he rubs his second apple and puts it in his jacket, for lunch he thinks. This routine of stealing and the neighbor’s dog eating cake for breakfast continued, each day stealing somewhere else, another treasure. He had just turned 14 a couple days ago and received a piping bag filled with frosting for his birthday.
I only had 286 days until my world was turned upside down. My dad was always a child at heart. We would play pranks on my mom, and eat ice cream at crazy hours of the night. My dad had a laugh that was contagious, he could fill a room with positivity just with a single smile. When I was a kid he would take the cardboard from the empty paper towel rolls and wrapping paper and
It was a new experience for the two of them, and something I’m sure they were both nervous and excited for. Just two years later my brother was born, and two years after that my sister. Three new lives put into their hands to mold into productive people who could help society. However, much like the fathers in the The Fantasticks, I’m sure my parents were questioning the certainty of the children they were raising. In The Fantasticks the two kids, Matt and Luisa, compulsively change their mind about the love they share for each other.
Traditionally, my family celebrates holidays with board games and dominos. As soon as we finish eating, we pull out the games and play for hours on end. It has been this way since before I was born. Naturally, we have our favorites: at least one round of “chicken foot” is a requirement at any family function; “clue” has and always will be a family favorite; “family cranium” has grown slowly grown on us over the years. However, just as any tradition, we have to spice it up every year to prevent the transition into boring routine.
Christmas - An Extraordinary Holiday As I grow older, Christmas is the greatest holiday for my family and me. The powerful feeling of family is never any stronger than on Christmas Day. The stress of the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve all seeps away as our children come running into our bedroom to see if we are awake yet. Even though our children are teenagers, the tradition doesn't change; Santa is real if you believe in him. I've seen our children wake up as early as 5:00 a.m. As our children awake us, my husband tries to draw out the anticipation by telling them he needs to take a shower first.
Are we really getting the best education out of our traditional school system? We wait all year long for our three month summer vacation, but is it really taking a toll on our actual learning time? The summer break is too long and most students get very bored of the summer. Students get excited for the new school year but dread it once it starts and then they begin to slack off. Our teachers work hard to teach us, and students try to benefit as much as they can from what they have learned but unfortunately it is going to be all forgotten during the summer break.
I always had a long list of presents that I would ask Santa Claus for every year. Every year, my brothers and I would lie awake late into the night waiting until we knew that our parents would be asleep. As soon as we were sure that they were, we would sneak into the living room to see if Santa had been there yet. Many Christmas mornings, we woke our parents with our excitement around 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning because we couldn’t contain ourselves. The legend of Santa Claus is one that I am sure to pass on to my children.
Education is a very important need in our lives because people are able to achieve and strive for a better life style. When I was younger, my parents would always tell me to do good in school and I never understood what that really meant. As I was becoming older I realized that education is very important in my life because most people in my family didn’t go to college and they had to work whole day from nine A.M. to nine P.M. and I didn’t want that to happen to me. My parents had sacrifice their lives to move to America so that I could get an education because in Vietnam education wasn’t free and that would mean the people who had money would have education there. I’m proud to be in America because if I was in Vietnam I would have done same job as my parents did in America.