On a beautiful late
summer afternoon, I daydreamed while sitting near my kitchen window
doing my homework. I was hoping I could go to bed and fall asleep like a
baby. As I finished my homework, my dad came home from work wearing a
loose black pants and a white short-sleeve shirt. He’s 5’7” tall with
eyes as brown as maple wood. When he walked in, he told me to get a
shovel and a broom and take them to the front yard. Then he went outside
and brought out our large green trash can to the long leafy lime green
grass. As I stood next to him to see what he wanted me to do, Dad began
to sweep and pick up the leaves from the ground. When I saw him do this,
I began doing the same thing.
When we were half way done, he got a phone call. Although I was trying
to hear who it was and what they were discussing, I had no idea what
they were talking about. I just kept picking up leaves.
My dad’s eyes seemed to be saying, “Move the pile of leaves forward
towards the fence,” so that’s what I did.
As soon as my dad stopped talking on the phone, he told me that I was
leaving a bunch behind. Then, he took the broom away and showed me how
to do it. That’s when I started to get the hang of it.
My dog, Beauty, is a Chihuahua, white with brown spots. Beauty is really
serious and lazy. Every time that I try to train her, she never does
what I ask her to do. It seems as if she always says during her
trainings, “What? I’m supposed to do that?” All she can do is take her
pillow and drag it outside underneath the sun to rest on it. However, if
I ever take her outside, she starts acting really crazy because she
doesn’t like to be told what to do.
When we were almost done with the raking, a coffee coloured black dog,
who is three times bigger than Beauty passed by my house. Although she
is pretty small, Beauty has some good lungs because she barks as loud as
twenty dogs barking at each other. Then, the black dog started whining
as if it were a hungry baby. The black dog’s owner had a tea cup
Chihuahua that is the size of a mouse. It was just standing there as if
it were saying,” Why is she barking so loud?” As soon as the dogs left,
Beauty went next to the refrigerator to rest.
When we were done cleaning the leaves, my dad went to bed, and I had to
finish my homework. After I was done, I went rushing to bed and I fell
asleep like a baby.