Emptying backpacks after school is never my idea of fun, but when I come across a gem like this, I immediately change my mind. This was from an in-class writing assignment. The teacher gave them the first few words of each sentence and they had to write words that described themselves.
I am happy, adventurous, fast.
Lover of animals and space.
Who dreams of space and dinosaurs.
Who fears spiders and were-wolves.
Who wishes 5¢ could get you a pound of candy.
Last year she was scared of coyotes, now it's werewolves. *sigh* I might have to give her Shiver sooner than later. That'll cure that fear :-) But that's my daughter. It's a snapshot of being seven that I plan to hold on to for a while.