Kids These Days: More Persuasive Than Ever

Kate Wolffe, Staff Writer

For a wonderful weekend last month, Mirador correspondent Kate Wolffe was given the opportunity to brush up on her editing skills with some fifth graders essays. With their creative ideas, thought, questionable honesty, and debatable spelling, these essays opened her eyes and proved that kids really do say the darndest things.

“July 13, 2000 the government made a rule that you could not kill dolphins or harming them and shooting them for dinner. Almost all fishermen would not listen and they still did not listen and would kill and eat the dolphins in China.”

“Too much homework is very time consuming. Kids will be so much busy with their work there would be no time for a game of cards, much less chess!”

“Dolphins live in warm water like Hawaii and Florida, so it’s hard to get food because they can’t hold their breath as long as 10 minutes. This is terrible.”

“Kids need their sleep. Eleven or thirteen hours is the normal and healthy amount for kids to get. Once I slept from 10 pm to 8 am and I was so exhausted I couldn’t even go to school.”

“Studies show there are less than 1,000 Giant Pandas left in the world, which is so sad. I really wish we could MAKE pandas, which would be totally awesome.”

“Scientists have discovered that people pollute EVERY DAY. Smoking can cause bad air inserted into the air we take in and cause not only humans to DIE, but animals, nature, and EVEN ELECTRONICS. Slowly, yet efficiently, President Mr. Barack Obama is making the discovery smoking kills.”

“If you don’t wash the dishes then your dishes will have last night’s lasagna on your plate when you are eating pancakes and bacon for breakfast—YUCK.”