We’re cleaning out my parents’ house (they are downsizing) and in the process we are uncovering whole mountains of crap that probably should have been thrown out years ago and some things I am glad we did not (for example, I now have all of the family Lego in a giant Rubbermaid tub in my basement and it is a lot of Lego). Suffice it to say that in the near future there’s going to be some stuff for sale here: runs of comics, a Deluxe Go-Bot still in its original packaging, that sort of thing. (My mom found a Breyer horse she had never given one of my sisters when we were still kids and we checked its value and the only appropriate phrase is “SERIOUSLY?”)
Along with toys and the good stuff, there was of course the requisite pile of old school assignments my mom never threw out, because she’s our mom and that is generally what moms do. Most of it we trashed, but we all saved a few things, and I have scanned all of mine in for digital posterity. And so, today I present to you what was either a second or third grade assignment, wherein we were ordered to write and illustrate a book. And because time illuminates, I have taken it upon myself to annotate this seminal work.