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JCH / KING ARTHUR

I have been a single mother since the day my son was born, so, after the $4,000.00 spent on the 8 week camp session “Ridiculous” ended, back on August 18th, and there is no more money to pay a sitter, I have had the pleasure of bringing my 10 year old son in to work with me for the last two weeks, with one more week to go before school starts. While it has been fun bringing my son to work with me, the morning commute is filled with Billy Joel tunes -JCH new favorite, outside of the Beatles… and conversations about what was so funny on the previous nights television viewing…. nothing beats how great TODAY has been.

Side bar: Why school is starting on September 11th, a day I think should be a national day of observance, reflection, mourning, complete with work, bank and school closings, nonetheless, that’s the day my sons school is opening…and another topic for another time.

My son, JCH was given an over the summer project before starting the 5th grade! WOW…5th grade! The assignment is to read a book, and write a letter to the main character of the book. Since JCH is in my office, what better time FOR HIM to start and even complete this project.

The book he chose was: KING ARTHUR, by Rosalind Kerven

To my surprise, without pestering or even reminding my son, he went ahead and completed the project all on his own. As happy as that made me, when I came back to my desk, I saw this:

Dear Mom, I brought you a bun, and please read my report:

The report: I can NOT resist the temptation, urge, and need to BLOG the letter/report my son wrote:

Dear King Arthur,
I have to say that I am impressed with almost everything you have ever done! One of the most impressive things you’ve done was getting the sword out of that marble and iron. When you said that you wanted a different sword, I didn’t think that you were thinking clearly, until, it turns out, that the other sword was ‘EXCALIBUR!’ Since it was a magical sword and you couldn’t die with it and its magic scabbard, I think you made the right choice.

It’s too bad about your wife Guinevere. I understand that you loved her copper hair and eyes, not only that, but you remember when she told those three knights to help that woman and her heart? It’s terrible that she cheated on you, with Sir Lancelot, but, it was Morgan Lefeys fault.

How dare her, I mean, sure she (Morgan Lefey) is your half sister, but she threw away your scabbard, almost killed you with a cloak of fire, and Mordred, her accomplice ( he was the guy who nearly killed you). By the way, when Mordred told you to attack Sir Lancelot, I wouldn’t have done that.

Getting back to the queen Guinevere, while BURNING her is the appropriate thing to do, you should have kept a better eye on Lancelot!

I hope you and Merlin wake from your rests soon.

JCH. Age 10

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  • meleah rebeccah

    Does NO ONE think this is as funny as I do??

  • Anonymous

    This young man made quite a lot of good points! I may
    ask him to write my next term paper!

    See you on Saturday!

    Adam Walter

  • Anonymous

    Loved It

    Grammela Pammela
    Yeben Lady

  • THEQUEENOFPERSIA

    I ALWAYS KNEW JCH WOULD EXCEL IN HIS WRITING.

    NOT TOO LONG AGO I HAD AN IDEA THAT WE COULD HAVE A GENERAL QUESTIONS AND ADVICE COLUMN LIKE A DEAR ABBY & SECRETLY WE WOULD USE JCH AS THE WRITER AND NOBODY WOULD KNOW.

    THEN AFTER AMERICA GROWS TO LOVE THE RESPONSES THAT THIS “DEAR ABBY” STYLE WRITER HAS BEEN DISHIN OUT……

    WE DO A LITTLE
    ” LETS SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES WHEN WE TELL THEM ITS BEEN A 10 YEAR OLD BOY ANSWERING THIER LETTERS.”

    SERIOUSLY FOLKS, JCH COULD PULL THIS OFF AND YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW.

  • A 10-year old guy wrote that?! Impressive! You have a smart son!

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