It's that time of the month again when we participants in the WEP get together and share our thoughts on the monthly theme, set by Denise Covey. This month's theme is as follows:
What comes to mind for the March WEP challenge - Through the eyes of a child? Rewriting a passage from a child's POV? A montage of images through the eyes of a child? A poignant or exhilarating poem? A non-fiction piece told from a child's POV? The possibilities are limitless!
I thought about this briefly, and came up with the idea to share some diary entries I wrote when I was in primary school:
January 1 - 1/01/1991
The first day of 1991 We are going to Lake Leschenaultia. Annie is comeing.
January 13 - 13/01/1991
Today Annie goes home Bye Annie
January 23 - 23/01/1991
We are going to kings park Today to do bike riding, it is free.
January 24 - 24/01/1991
Today we are going to rottnest We're getting gloucouse lollies to take there
March 31 - 31/03/1991
Today is Easter Sunday. I'll get lots of EASTer eggs
May 29 - 29/01/1991
Sure, the turtles are only half human, but I don't know what makes me like them.....
He seems sensible and witty. He does take things seriously, although he does often long for a hang out with a pretty gal. I really admire him.
He's a fat pig. But he's real good.
DON Don is never angry. I like him.
Raph. Raph stores the most radical JOKES.
May 30 - 30/05/1991
I KNOW A SECRET, ESTELLE HATES THE TURTY'S That's Dumb
May 31 - 31/05/1991
OLIVIA'S Birthday I KNOW ANOTHER SECRET, ESY'S FAVOROUT COULOR IS GREEN some people are strange ?
June 10 - 20/06/1991
Today is 2 days before Jakes birth day
July 10 - 10/07/1991
Today is Jesse's birth day. he is 10
July 25 - 25/07/1991
Today is my birthday. I am 11 years old.
July 26 - 26/07/1991
Mum, I saw anelec-trec train go by. and Mum, I thought, I could take you for a ride. Oh oh yeah Mum, I saw, an eletrec train go by. and mum, yeah, with a flash of
mind my brillient mind. I saw on the time table ooooooh the price of the tickets, woh ho yeah, It s said on a ticket, lieing on the groud ground, enjoy the joyride, your body is bound.
August 1 - 1/08/1991
Today we are goin' to Dwellingup with Carlos and Olivia and it will be fun. We are nearly there now. I can see little roads in the hills and the lambs are just sitting. We can see Caliminos and chestnuts. It is great here because I got a bunk and I'm on the top! James can't have his way! We are goin' to the river soon and I have green bathers.
My favourite has always been the last one, with the "little lambs just sitting". But there are more I haven't got around to transcribing yet. Most of the time it was just boring stuff like "Today is Jesse's birthday, he is 10", or "Today we are going to King's Park." :P
I also wanted to link back to a post I put up back in Feb 2012, for the Origins blogfest. In this post I shared a bunch of primary school art, and sometimes stories I'd written that were accompanied by art. So that post can be found HERE.