Insight from an Ordinary
Memories in the New Year
Like everything else in this Kids Takeover issue, “Insight” looks a little different this time. Normally I would be writing about something to do with becoming a better father in the New Year or commiserating the fact that Luke turns 10 this month. But since this is the Kids Takeover issue, my sons have conspired against me, stolen my computer for the night, hijacked a camera from the office at Tanner Publishing, and seem to be relishing in the limelight. I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to get extra credit in their english classes with this project and I’m more than a little concerned that getting their first piece published at 8 and 10 may go to their heads. But at any rate, I hope you enjoy the first ever Insight From an Ordinary Kid. I’ll catch you next issue. – Danny
Did somebody call for a New Year’s resolution man? If making family memories is your resolution this year, then I’m your guy.
There are a lot of things I want to tell you about. But first, I want to give my little brother, Beau, some of the credit in this article because he doesn’t want to talk right now. I think he’s a little shy. But he told me yesterday he wanted to write about how our family tries to make memories together by making things meaningful.
For example, our traditions at Christmas. We always leave milk for Santa in a special mug called “Milk for Santa” cup. We also put up a small Christmas tree in our bedroom so we can fall asleep with the Christmas lights as a night light. Every year we add new ornaments and crafts we make in school to be memories for next year because we decorate our whole house.
Now for the family memories I love. I like spending time with family the most because I love my family and they take care of me. So I want to give as much time as I can to them. Watching movies, playing family games, and taking naps. It’s important to me because my family is very special to me. All of my family, even my little brother.
Second, playing as a family. Like swimming in my friend’s pool. Playing baseball and riding our bikes; all these things I love.
Next, going to the library. I like to read and watch movies. But my favorite place of all to get those things and to hang out is the library. Without the library, we would not have been able to borrow movies and books.
I hope these ideas will help your family make memories in the new year.