I couldn't possibly make this sh*t up.

Sh*t my 7-year old writes (about leprechauns)


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The story in Jack’s class started like this. Then the kids had to finish it.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes. There was a leprechaun picking shamrock in the field next to my house. Everybody knows that the leprechauns will tell you where a pot of gold is hidden if you catch them and let them go. So all I had to do was to catch this leprechaun and then I’d be rich.”

And Jack continues:

(all spelling and punctuation comes from his story)

“I ran to the hardware store and bought blasting caps, detonaters, timers, and last but not least wire.

That evening, I hid in a tree and when the leprechaun came out for his evening walk, I pluged up the blasting cap. When the leprechaun came by the tree, I fired, then I grabed a nearby butterfly net, and quietly like a ninja, I dropped to the ground and captured the leprechaun, then I went home and went to bed.

When I woke up, not only my key chainsaw was missing, but all the chlothes on my leprehaun action figure were missing including the hat. Then I looked out the window and saw green!!!!

I took my parachute and raced to the window and jumped out the window. When I reached the street, I jumped in a nearby taxi and said “quick”!!! follow that six inch man wearing sparkly green all over him! The driver slamed on the gas pedal and shifted into 3rd gear and let me out at central park. The smell reminded me of florida.

I ran to the butterfly net stand and bought one. I hid behind some rocks, and when the leprechaun walked by, I fired. Direct hit! When I let him go, he led me to the pot of gold, and helped me carry the pot of gold home with the help of all his leprechaun friends.

We were rich!

The end.”

The teacher thought he should have added “At the end of the day I couldn’t help but think about how awesome my day was!”

Really? Is this really how 7-year-olds write? I don’t even write this well. I was shocked at how long the story was (3 pages) and that it had so much detail. Do any of you have kids this age that have assignments like this? I was impressed, but maybe it’s because it’s my son. Ha ha!

This is his first actual “long” story. I think I wrote my first story at age 8, and it was Tippy the Turtle and Pokey the Puppy. Sigh. His is all detonators and blasting caps. Such a boy.

I told Jack that I thought his story was awesome.

Jack: Yeah, I know.


10 responses

  1. Haha, I love his story!! I remember doing stuff like that at school, but all my stuff was stupid :p
    (and we all miss seeing you every day!! …poo poo)


    March 22, 2012 at 7:26 am

    • Too funny right? I’m sure you can remember in a lot more detail as you’re closer to that age! ha ha!


      March 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  2. It’s not just because you’re his mom. I’m impressed too. Perhaps a career in writing is in his future…


    March 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    • Thank you! Though he hates having to write…at least when he needs to do it for homework..


      March 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  3. Excellent writing for a 7 year old. Great job, Jack!


    March 23, 2012 at 6:53 am

    • Yay! I thought so! πŸ™‚


      March 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  4. Parachuting out of a window to get to the street sounds like an amazing idea! If not a writer, than possibly an inventor? Sign me up for first sale please.


    March 27, 2012 at 8:16 am

    • He’s gonna do something big. I can just feel it. I hope the parachuting waits until he’s a legal adult…sigh…


      March 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

  5. Grace

    Awww! I loved this wee story – silly teachers… always trying to suggest “improvements” His story was wonderfully detailed and elaborate – just brilliant for his age!! Just subscribed as one of my readers asked if I’d seen your page… I have a post on the funny stuff my son says too! Looking forward to reading more of your wee one’s funny life events! πŸ˜€


    November 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    • Thanks for following!!! πŸ™‚ i love going back and reading these older posts …


      November 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm

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