Hello future readers,
I never thought it would happen. Usually, we get to pick our partners for end of the year final project. Well this year, Miss LaSalle decided to pick for us. I got...Kyle. It's not that I don't like Kyle. He's pretty nice, as far as boys go, but after what happened when I went over to Danny's house that time, I wasn't sure working with a boy was gonna be such a good idea. Kyle and I rapped about it in the lunchroom and decided we'd do our project about bears, and I'd go over to his house on Saturday (after the cartoons were over), so we could work on our project.
I could tell Kyle was really into superheroes. They were on his walls, his bed, even on his lamp. And he was reading a Spider-man comic book when I came into his room. I sat down on his Batman bean bag (oh brother!), and pulled out a book on Bears I had gotten at the library.
So we started talking about who was gonna do what. I said that I could do the writing since I had neat penmanship, and he said "Why don't I just type it?" Type it? Hmmmm....
Kyle told me he'd been practicing typing on his mom's beat up portable typewriter for the past year, and he got his own typewriter last Christmas. Far out! Now the written part of our project would really look like a grown-up did it! So I read out loud from the book, and Kyle typed it out in our own words.
And you know, he's pretty good with that thing!
Wow! Just like grown-up! Then Kyle pulled out a large oak tag board and some crayons, and thought we could make a neat poster to go with the report. Outta site! We looked in the book for a good picture to draw and got to work.
I'm not that great at drawing, even though I really like to do it. I draw OK for a kid, but I'm not an artist. But Kyle can draw really good, (OK really well!), so I did stuff like the trees, the grass and the sky, and Kyle drew the bear. Working with Kyle was turning out to be pretty neat! When we were done he held it up and asked me if I liked it. No, I didn't like it---I LOVED it! It turned out super!
Now we had a groovy poster and a neatly typed report to turn in. I was sure we'd get 100% for our grade!
Kyle asked me if I wanted to see his pet lizard, Lobo.
I wasn't sure about that. When our cabin caught a lizard for our scavenger hunt at camp, Kim was the brave one who picked it up. But I didn't wanna hurt Kyle's feelings, so I said OK.
It wasn't so bad, except that he moves pretty quick and I almost dropped him. So Kyle put him back in his tank, and said it was pretty cool that I didn't say lizards were icky. (Even though I sorta think they are!)
Kyle wanted to know if I wanted to play action guys.
Then I remembered I still had my Wonder Woman doll in my book bag from when I took it to Susan's house after school a couple of days ago.
Kyle said we could play Super Friends. He pulled out his tape recorder and tape box, and told me that sometimes he likes to record the Super Friends cartoon on Saturday morning, and act it out when he plays action guys with Danny and Jason.
I watch Super Friends on Saturday mornings, and I knew there wasn't too much fighting in them, so I agreed to play.
Would you believe I actually had fun! And I felt kinda dopey for not wanting to be teamed up with Kyle to do our final project. And just because Kyle digs superheroes, doesn't mean he acts like he's tough, and he's better than girls. (well, at least he didn't this time!) I know it's probably different when he's playing with Danny and Jason,though. But I guess it's just like when I first met Danny...I shouldn't think all boys are gonna be rough and act crazy all the time. I guess sometimes they can even be kinda cool.
Until next time, future readers,