Hello future readers,
Every Friday at school, we have Gym class at 10 a.m.. Sometimes Gym class is really a drag, because I really don't like regular sports games that much, and we have to play basketball or volleyball. But sometimes, it's pretty fun, 'cos we get to have relay races, play dodge ball, or do tumbling like we did this past Friday. Miss LaSalle's class gathered around the mats, so we all get a turn to do cartwheels. Cheryl was first.
Far out! She's pretty good at this. Jennifer was next.
Yay! Good job, Jennifer! Then it was Jason's turn.
Even though Jason's good at tumbling, he'd rather be playing basketball. I was next.
I can do cartwheels OK, but I'm better at somersaults. I drive my mom crazy turning somersaults on the couch and on my bed!
Only I guess I didn't land the way I was supposed to, because I turned my left ankle and fell down on top of it! Ouch! All the kids gathered around me and kept asking questions like "Are you OK, Julie?", "Did you hurt yourself?", and "What happened?"
My ankle felt like it was on fire! Melody helped me up and took me to the school nurse's office.
The school nurse checked my ankle. She told me it wasn't broken, and it wasn't even sprained, I just twisted it and made it sore. She wrapped my ankle, and called my mother to come pick me up. I had to stay off my feet all weekend, put ice on my ankle and keep it elevated. And on Monday at school, I can't run around at recess so my ankle won't get sore again.. *sigh* Man, all weekend in bed or on the couch! What a bummer! Mom took me home, put me to bed, put ice on my ankle, and gave me hot dogs for lunch.
Since this happened in the morning, it would be a few more hours before my friends came home from school, so I did my best to keep from being bored. I didn't even bother watching television, because at that time of day, there wasn't anything on but game shows, cooking programs, and soap operas. So I colored in my coloring book, read magazines, and listened to my radio. Would 3 o'clock ever come?
Finally school was out, and Kim and Jennifer came over to see me. All right!
We rapped and played some records. They told me the other kids all felt bad I got hurt, and they all missed me at lunch and recess. Aww...that was nice to hear. Some of the other kids were gonna stop by this weekend so I wouldn't get lonely and bored. I've got some really groovy friends.
So that's how I spent my weekend, future readers. Is there still gym class in the future? Some of my friends think that kids in the future play basketball with rockets strapped to their backs. But I think the fire from the rockets would burn their tushies! Hahaha!
Until next time, future readers,