Our dog Jade is a Black German Shepherd. She has many toys, such as two bones, three ropes, a big purple ball, a ball that you can put treats inside, and an emoji. She used to have a kong (a kong is something that you put peanut butter inside), a squeaky ball, and a squeaky bone, but she ate the squeaky bone and we lost the kong and the squeaky ball. My brothers and I walk her every day, and normally my mom and dad take her on a walk, too. Even though Jade is usually a good girl, she is sometimes naughty. Jade ate a big block of cheese and some sausage off the counter. Jade also gets into the trash. I think she weighs about 60 pounds and she would probably be as tall as me if she was standing only on her back two legs. We’ve taught her lots of tricks like sit, down, stay, dirty laundry (which is where we make her put clothes in the laundry basket), up, which hand, leave, and speak. We got Jade in February 2019 from Jett’s Legacy and she’s two years old and she’ll be three on December 16. Jade is a really good girl and a fun blessing to our house.
Long ago in ancient Greece, a gray, dusty castle was mysteriously quiet, but the wind howled ferociously outside the walls, while the thick, murky fog descended upon the city. King Menelaus awoke to find his wife Helen kidnapped by Paris, the puny prince of Troy. Menelaus, who was extremely sad that Helen was away, confidently vowed to rescue his wife. He called upon all the cunning kings of Greece. These leaders and their men journeyed with Menelaus to Troy to find the missing queen.
The majestically fashioned Troy had immense walls. For 10 years the Greeks could not enter the city, which was fantastically fortified. A smart warrior named Odysseus had an idea: to have men build a giant horse with wheels. Thirty soldiers would remain in the belly of the wooden animal, and the rest of the Greeks would sail to a nearby island and wait.
In the morning, the Trojans saw the horse, which they thought was a peace offering. They happily rejoiced because they assumed the war was over. The Trojans pushed the rustic creation into the gates and slept soundly. In the night the Greeks inside the horse opened the city gates for the returning Greeks, who killed the Trojans. Houses smoldered and cracked into the earth, and noxious smoked filled the air. The Greeks had burnt Troy to the ground and retrieved Helen.
Quite the persuasive presentation, wouldn’t you say?!
The 3 Amigos wanted to buy a new Xbox One, so I encouraged them to try to convince Daddy to the merits of their grand plan through the power of the written word. Here’s what they came up with … and by the way, it worked!
How do you do, Daddy? We wanted to convince you to let us get the Xbox One. Mommy said it’s called persuasive writing. Here are some reasons we have prepared.
We have enough money to buy the console and some of its accessories with our own money from cash we’ve earned for chores or that has been given to us as a gift. You won’t have to buy a new blu-ray player either because it already has one programmed into it. If you do allow us to buy it, we will still have some spare money for other things.
You can go look at the behavior grades in the bedroom and see that we’ve been pretty good lately. We promise that we will use the Fruits of the Holy Spirt to maintain self-control when playing it, so there will be lots of fun and no fighting!
Also, if the old Xbox 360 breaks, you won’t have to pay for a new one. We’ll already have a backup. Plus, we can play old Xbox 360 games as well as new ones on this one console. I think you too will find some joy in this system. We look forward to hopefully playing with you soon.
Sincerely, Your loving and mature sons, Houston, Gabriel & Zeke