Me: Trippster, Food came before space travel!
Tripp: I know, but is is funny.
Tripp had to write a paper for school. The writer in me finds it very hard to just say, “good job” and let him do his paper. Honestly, I am not sure how much help I am supposed to give him on his papers. I would love to critique the entire thing, but then the paper would end up being mine. Is that fair? Is that right? How much do you help your kids?
Since he typed up his paper on my computer and left it here, I wanted to share it with you. There are some really good points in it, but so many places are just random thoughts strung together and not totally coherently.
Food is the greatest thing since space travel. Snacks, desserts, and (my favorite) junk food are the best examples of food (I can think of). Unknown to most, food can also be a BAD thing. There are also main meals such as breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and supper. Within these following paragraphs are some food facts that will make your mouth water, and some things I can’t live without.
Snacks, desserts, and junk food are the sweetest and (sometimes) sourest things we know. Snacks come between meals; snacks are things a person can’t live without. Desserts are things EVERYBODY loves; examples: cake, pie, and ice cream. Junk food is something nobody can say they haven’t had (it’s part of being an American!). Give yourself a pat on the back if you can annoy your parents into buying you some ice cream (I’m sure becoming a master at it).
Food has its ups and downs, so here are some of the downs. Everyone loves food, but eating too much could make you sick, or worse, keep you from getting DESSERT. Some….. outbursts caused by food are the worst things food can do. I’m not sure what food poisoning is, but I’m sure that the poison is not fatal. These are things we ALL could live without.
Meals are the biggest of all foods (at the moment). Breakfast starts you up and fuels you for most of the day. Lunch is a re-fueling point at the middle of the day. Plus, (in case you didn’t know) dinner is actually the biggest meal of the day, and supper is the last meal. Main meals fuel us for the day (if you eat right, that is).
I’ve just been informed that food was invented before space travel (thanks a lot mom). Dessert and sugar is practically the same thing. Food poison isn’t fatal (I think). Our meals fuel our day. Food…. Friend or Foe… You decide (I chose “Friend” by the way).
It kills me! I want to sit down and do some research, I want to destroy his paper even though his idea is fantastic and so many of the elements are wonderful! I want to rearrange, I want to remove bits that have nothing to so with the main idea, I want to add in quotes and such…
How do you handle it?