Normally, when prompted to write a few sentences to display his understanding of grammar and punctuation, Jackson writes about football. He used to write about Marvel (ah, the good old days!) or some other obsession of the moment, but the last year or two has been all about football.
Imagine my delight when I discovered that one of last week’s assignments on commas and clauses centered around us and not Aaron Rodgers or Cam Newton. He was supposed to write four sentences about “someone you admire,” beginning at least two of the sentences with after, when, while, before, although, if, and so on.
This is what he wrote:
- Before I loved my mom, I was not even born yet, but I came in 2006 and loved her.
- I think my mom is cool, funny, smart, and a good cook.
- If I could love two people, I would choose my mom and dad.
- Mom and Dad are the two best Moms and Dads in the world.
So what if the last sentence doesn’t have a comma in it. AREN’T THOSE THE MOST FABULOUS FOUR SENTENCES EVER?
Yeah, I think so too.
P.S. For those concerned about the wire Jackson swallowed on Veteran’s Day, all is well. A follow-up X-Ray this morning showed that the “foreign body” had passed.