Last year, my son, Henry, took over my column for the Kids Takeover edition. He wrote about ways to entertain your children, like getting them a pet inchworm. This year, Henry is back, along with his little brother, Simon.
I asked the boys what they would do if they were home alone for an entire day. I typed out their responses and had very little editing power. Like any normal kid, they talk a lot about doing the things I don’t like them doing, such as watching YouTube and playing video games. I was hoping for something a little more wholesome, but it is their turn to take over!
“My name is Simon. I like Pokémon. I am five! I like playing Roblox. I go to kindergarten at Cravens Elementary. If I was home alone, I would watch TV and watch YouTube. I would plant a tree. Because I’ve never done it before. I’ve never painted a picture. Actually, I have. I like to paint. I just haven’t done it with real paint. For lunch I would eat a meat stick and a cinnamon roll and drink juice. Not water juice, normal apple juice. I would paint an Easter egg. I would play basketball and we would do a video game against adults. I would give myself a wedgie. Ha-ha I’m so funny. And I would paint a house when I grow up. And when I grow up, I want to build my own house. I want to be the president. “
“Hello, my name is Henry Johnson and I love dogs. I am in second grade at Sutton. I also like being home alone. Today we are going to write about what I would do if I was home alone. The first thing I would do is go upstairs and go on YouTube and watch other people play video games. Then I would go into the living room and finish Harry Potter the Goblet of Fire. Then I would come into my mom and dad’s bedroom and take a nap. After that I would get on my bike and ride around the street. And then I would get on my mom’s phone and call my cousin Ross to come over. We would have fun and play some video games. And then Ross would leave. Then for lunch I would have a pickle toast sandwich. And then I would take another nap, but this time with my dog. Then I would feed my dog. I would go upstairs and watch some more YouTube. And then I’ll play Pokémon on my Nintendo. Then I would go in the garage to get some Funyuns. And then I’ll eat another pickle toast sandwich and a banana for dinner. After dinner I’ll have dessert then go outside and ride my bike down the street. And then I would come back at 7 p.m. and go to sleep. And that’s what it would be like if I was home alone. I won’t really be home alone since my dog Newman is there, but it’s still home alone. We hope you like our takeover. Please read this to your kids. They will like it. “