Maddie Wang. P.4. 11/6/12.
MADDIE’S WET AND WILD ADVENTURE
Written and not illustrated by Maddie Wang
“I’m home!”, I shouted at my dog as I flung open the door.
School gave me a thousand pounds of homework. I felt like Atlas, having everything “fall” on me. On top of that, I have to practice my piano and viola, otherwise I’d fail my concert and my teachers kill me.
By 10pm, my misery was over. I have done all my homework. I had no more work to do, so I decided to take a quick shower. Conveniently, my bathroom connects to my bedroom by a solid, wooden door, and I was already in my bedroom. I unrolled the drawer, in my closet, and snatched a bundle of clothing to change into. Then, I shuffled through the door, over to my shower, and slid the glass door open. I stood outside while turning the shower handle all the way to the right. Water streamed out of the metal shower spout. After steam started to fog up on the glass of the shower door, indicating that the water was warm, I slipped off my clothing and hopped into the welcoming shower.
TOO HOT! I quickly twisted the handle to the left. Ah, a warm, pleasing sensation overcame me. The water was perfect. The hot water stream collided into my skin, releasing tension. I closed my eyes, and the hot steam enveloped my body.
Soap time! I shut off the water and I scanned the shower shelf for something to wash my body with. Aha, Sweet Pea shower gel! I clicked open the cap and squeezed out the pink goop onto my palms. I rubbed my hands together and slathered the foamy mixture all over my wet body. I turned on the shower and watched all the white bubbles flow into the drain.
I halted the shower once again. I grabbed Pantene “Ice Shine: silicone free shampoo” and popped open the cap. I lavished my dripping hair with this clear gel. The top of my head turned white and bubbly! I pretended to be Santa and formed a beard with my hair’s bubbles. I fooled around and stroked my bubble beard, then jerked the faucet back on. I felt sad as the water sent shampoo suds down my body.
One last phase before I finish my shower: conditioning and having fun. Usually, my “fun” defines as alternating from daydreaming to catching water in my mouth to cleaning grime from my food-infested braces. However, this time, I spent my fun brushing my teeth in the shower.
I turned off the water again! I snagged Pantene “Ice Shine: conditioner revitalisant” off the shelf and squirted out white colored cream onto my hand. I wiped the smooth paste all over my jungle of hair. My knots and snarls became untangled as I ran my fingers through my hair. I turned on the faucet and water blasted through the spout and washed out the conditioner. My shower was complete! I shut off the shower and slid open the glass shower door.
I felt like the north pole invaded my house. I desperately searched for my dear towel. Mist swirled around my head and the mirror fogged up. I scanned the counter and towel rack. Nothing at all. So, I was shivering there, hands wrapped around my drenched body, goosebumps masking my skin.
I had to come up with a solution to get dry. I thought about leaping into my bed and covering myself with blankets, but then I would have to face the consequence of sleeping on a soaked mattress. I didn’t have a hair-dryer in my bathroom, so I aborted the idea of using it dry me off. I couldn’t cry for my parents to get me a towel, since they weren’t home. And I wasn’t going to beg my brother to get my one either. Then a thought came to mind: air drying! I grasped the door handle to my bedroom and flung it open. A gust of cold air attacked my body. I started fanning myself with the door by opening and closing it. I knew the faster I did this, the faster this freezing agony would end. After about 30 repetitions, I was finally dry!
This sure was a memorable event, and if this problem came up again, I’d know exactly what to do! It was a real adventure!