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When I was a kid, one dollar solved everything.  My mother will pay me a dollar for doing chores.  I got paid one dollar for babysitting. I also got one dollar from the tooth fairy etc.,

So when I invited my youngest son (9 years old) to write a short blog, I offered a dollar.  Kids today know how to bargain.  He negotiated with me and we settled on seven dollars.

He started to write his blog and realized how difficult it was.  He sheepishly asked for eight dollars and he said that it will be his final offer.  I accepted. This is his blog.

By: Joshua B. Lee

I was surprised when my mother told me that I was going to Hawaii on April 9, 2012. It was so exciting so I told all my friends at school. But I still had to wait about 3 months.

On the day before leaving for Hawaii I just couldn’t hold in the excitement. I did all the packing that day immediately after school. My teacher didn’t give me any homework to do while I was there but I wish she had. I slept at about 8pm because I had to wake up at about 5am in the morning. Before I went to bed I double checked that I had everything ready and I did. Then I went to bed and fell asleep.

My mom woke me up super early and I got ready. I was so tired but I knew we had to leave, so I quickly brushed my teeth and changed into my clothes. After I got changed I said goodbye to my brother and sister and went into my dad’s car. He drove us to Newark, New Jersey where the airport was. It took us about an hour to get there so I slept in the meantime.

When we arrived I woke up and kissed my dad goodbye. Once we got into the airport we got our boarding passes and went through security. Then, we walked to our gate where we waited for the plane to arrive. After about 30 minutes the plane arrived and we got on. I sat at the window while my mom sat next to me. The plane was moving and flying and boy was I excited!


(I was participating in “Pastor Theologian Consultation PC (USA)” in Hawaii and my son joined me.)

Joshua is in grade 4 at LVA.  He plays soccer and basketball. He loves to play the violin, piano, and read fiction.

(Photo Credit: Dwight Morita)