To my dad for saving me from such an awful pain.
I got up and said, “Dad can I go kayaking?” It was in the morning before it was day when the moon was still up. I went out of the tent very quietly. I went to the lake. I snapped on my tight blue life jacket and got in the cold wet kayak.
I paddled and paddled until I was close to the island. I saw two turtles. I whispered, “Wow turtles!” I got close and the tried to pick one up. But I failed.
After that I continued on to the island.
I stepped on the island and I think I stepped on a huge active bee nest because they all swarmed up on me. They stong me all over. I dived straight into the water. It was warm and there was lots of sea weed. I stayed under water as long as I could. I had to eventually come up for air. They were still there! I screamed, “Aaaaaaaa!” They stong me several times again. I swam back to the island. I was screaming.
My dad heard me. Then he ran to the nearest camp site and asked them if he could use their raft. They said yes because they understud that he really needed it. He frantically paddled out to me. He picked me up and ran back to the raft. He got stung lots of times too. We went back to shore. We gave back the raft.
Next we took off our wet shirts because there were bees in them. They were so wet and stuck to us. We went back to ower camp site. My bee stings were still hurting a lot.
After that I wasn’t feeling very well so I went and layed in a hammock. My cousin Sara read a book to me for a half hour.
My dad and I hiked to the showers and I soaked in the shower. It felt so soothing! I used cold water. I had to use cold water because that would help my bee stings heal.
When we were done we drove to the hospital. I had to go to the emergency room. I was there for more than 3 hours. When I was done they gave us some medicine to use for it if it happened again because they thought I might be allergic to bees.
(Charlie’s writing assignment in 3rd grade, 2015)
I wrote about this event shortly after it happened in 2012, click here for that post.