Keira - Grade 4
Hi! I’m Milky. I live with my mom, dad, and dog Oreo. I’ve been asking my dad for years if I could leave Saturn and fly in space. But, he keeps saying no! I’m getting so mad. I really just want to fly in space. I decided to go to my room and think of a plan. I thought of asking my dad again, but I knew that would not work.
“Honey!” my mom yelled.
“Yeah!” I yelled back.
“I’m going to the grocery store.”
“Don’t tell your father!”
“Okay?” I said. I thought about don’t tell your father. Then I had it! I’d sneak out in the middle of the night, go to the spaceship, get the spacesuit on, fly in space for a little while and come right back! “Perfect!” I was so excited. It felt like hours until night. I waited and waited and waited. It was finally nighttime!
So, I ran out of my room into the spaceship. “WOW!” I said. “I’ve never been in here before.”
There were buttons everywhere, it was plain white. Then I saw the spacesuit! I put it on and opened the door. “Here we go,” I said. I jumped out and “Aaaaaaa!”
But I was fine, I couldn't believe it - I was floating in space! I couldn't feel my body, it was awesome! I danced and sang, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”
But then a gush of wind came and knocked me right on a red button. All of a sudden, the tube attached to the spaceship came off! I was lost in space! I was regretting sneaking out.
I have a plan
I was so nervous. I couldn’t believe I did this. If I yelled to my dad I would get in trouble. So, I decided to … doggy paddle! I tried and tried and tried to doggy paddle back, but that did not work.
I was so terrified I started screaming! “Help!” But nothing happened. I thought this would be the end of my life. Then I saw a rope. I thought it came out of nowhere, but it was my dad. I didn’t even think about getting yelled at. I just wanted to go home.
So, I grabbed the rope, whipped it like a cowboy and said, “Yee haw!” It worked! The rope was tied on the spaceship. I climbed the rope back and I was safe! Of course, my dad was mad at me, but he didn’t yell. He hugged me and said, “Never again!” He grounded me, but he wasn’t that tough on me.
So, I took off the spacesuit and went to bed.
On that day I learned when a parent says no, don’t sneak out. Then I said to myself, “Dad was right, don’t go into space.”