You’re a kid who knows right from wrong.
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This time of year, and it’s hard to sit still while you’re in school.
Every night, just before bedtime, someone who’s really special reads to you from a book of your choosing.
It was just about the coolest thing you’d ever seen.
Truthfully, the bad news came as no surprise. Your Mom hadn’t been feeling well lately and for weeks, you’d heard your parents whispering.
“It was the scariest half-hour of your life.
When it comes to being green, you’re always careful to do your part.
You’ve been practicing your autograph.
From the first moment you saw him, you knew he was The One.
Dad said you can’t have the car this weekend.
Imagine what the Earth looked like before your house was on it.
For a very large hunk of your life, your heroes came in a comic book.
Sometimes, you have a good nose for trouble.
Ouch! The other day, you cut yourself and it really, really hurt.
One night last year, you went to bed and woke up a year later. It wasn't magic or because you were really tired. It happened because it was New Year's Eve: you went to sleep in 2012 and woke up to 2013. Next December, you'll do it again with a whole...
Your entire life, it seems, runs on a need-to-know basis. Unfortunately, you're always the last who needs to know. Something exciting happens in your family, and you don't find out 'til it's over. Some big event is scheduled and you miss it...
Your best friend, for instance his family came from Mexico. A classmate of yours had ancestors from Africa, and another classmate's Mom was born in China. Maybe your own grandparents immigrated from Germany , India , or Israel.
Your parents have made out their wills. It's kind of weird that you know they have, and it's weird that they've thought of things like that. Seriously, it's going to happen some day - it happens to everybody - but who plans on dying? You won't start...
Don't play with matches! Even before you entered first grade, that was a lesson you learned from your parents, grandparents, teachers and neighbors. Matches were cool, but they burned hot, and not only could they destroy things with the fire they...
Your friends all know better. They know they're wasting their breath when they try to tell you to do something. They know it won't work.
This Christmas, you'll find lots of surprises beneath your tree.
You're not even sure that you're going to finish shopping for Christmas. You'll probably be quitting school or your job, too, and that diet you were thinking about? Why even try to lose weight when the Mayans say that civilization will be over soon?
Mom says you ask too many questions. But seriously, how else will you ever learn anything? You have to ask to know, right? And most of the time, one question leads to another and pretty soon, you've spent the afternoon asking why and how and what...
What did you do on your summer vacation? It almost seems hard to remember that far, doesn't it? Summer's been over for months, and while it was good and you had fun - hanging with friends, finding a job so you had some cash, maybe taking a little...
You thought you might roast to death. Yep, it was hot last summer. The hottest you could remember, and your Mom said the same thing. All you wanted to do was spend the day inside or in the pool, except that it was dry outside, too, which might've...