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by John K., Age 13 , Grade 7

It’s a nice 86 degree day with a nice breeze. It was the perfect day for jet skiing so we did… It was about 12 o’Clock and my dad hopped on the rental jet ski. So like him I hopped on… The rest of the day I would regret getting on that jet ski.

We are about 5 hours from Iowa in The Lake of The Ozarks. On a very hot spring break I was about 8 years old and we were with our old next door neighbors that own a nice boat and keep it down there. They have one girl my age and one girl that's 3 years younger.

We woke up thinking it was gonna be a great day...

We went out on the boat after a great meal of crunchy juicy fries with a meaty juicy Burger with crunchy sizzling bacon and gooey melty cheese. Anyways enough about my amazing food at the Horny Toad Bar and Grill. Sorry it was just too good. Anyways, we got to the boat my dad and his friend had to untie it.

“Go to that side and untie I will get this side, then we both push the boat away,” Demanded my dad.

I'm so nervous. What if we crash. What if I fall off what do I do.

So finally I got on slowly but I slipped and there was a metal piece sticking out of the jet ski and my knee connected and made a hole about 1 inch deep. After that they got me onto the dock and started looking at my knee.

My mom started freaking out, “what are we gonna do does he need stitches? How deep is the cut? Do we need to get to a doctor.”

My dad responding calmly said, “He can either keep his leg straight without bending it or we can get it stitched,” he paused, “what do you wanna do John?”

I yelled, “I don't want stitches, I don't care if I have to keep my leg straight i'm not getting stitches.”

My dad said, “you can't bend your leg or we will have to get stitches.”

I exclaimed, “I know I promise I won't” I knew something bad would happen ugh now what am I gonna do sit with my leg straight and how am i gonna walk that's gonna be hard. All i wanna do is just go in the boat get a big bandaid and go to the basement and watch some movies.

 

So that's what we did and we boated back to the dock and left.

While I was thinking is what happens if it floats out to far how are they gonna get on and who will drive.

Finally they got it untied and My dad counted, ”One two three push”

But I was wrong they stepped on the boat without a problem and our neighbor started driving. And he asked, “what should we go do today,”

Everyone Yelled, “JetSki!” that was ear bursting.

“JetSkiing it is,” He exclaimed.

So we headed to the rental jet ski place.  When we got there we all started jumping for joy excited for this. When we got out we had to tie the boat up don’t want that thing floating away. When the guy from the rental place came out and met us at the dock and told us the rules. Finally it was my dad and I’s turn so my dad hops on and now it's time for me to jump on. I'm so nervous. What if we crash. What if I fall off what do I do.

So finally I got on slowly but I slipped and there was a metal piece sticking out of the jet ski and my knee connected and made a hole about 1 inch deep. After that they got me onto the dock and started looking at my knee.

My mom started freaking out, “what are we gonna do does he need stitches? How deep is the cut? Do we need to get to a doctor.”

My dad responding calmly said, “He can either keep his leg straight without bending it or we can get it stitched,” he paused, “what do you wanna do John?”

I yelled, “I don't want stitches, I don't care if I have to keep my leg straight i'm not getting stitches.”

My dad said, “you can't bend your leg or we will have to get stitches.”

I exclaimed, “I know I promise I won't” I knew something bad would happen ugh now what am I gonna do sit with my leg straight and how am i gonna walk that's gonna be hard. All i wanna do is just go in the boat get a big bandaid and go to the basement and watch some movies.

So that's what we did and we boated back to the dock and left.

Since then I haven't got on a jet ski after one bad experience. I guess I kinda wanna go on one. I mean what could go wrong...

 

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