Once upon a time there was a family. And the name of the family was THE FLAKES. One day they finally decided that they wanted a pumpkin. So they went shopping for some seeds.
They bought some pumpkin seeds and went home and planted them in the garden. They did NOT know that there was going to be a crowd around the pumpkin in the future.
after a few days a little plant started to grow. The Flakes were so happy that they jumped for joy.
Then they turned on the t.v. and flipped threw the channels until they found the news.
“There is going to be a storm tonight. and tomorrow it’s going to be a bright sunny day!” Said the weather man. The Flakes’ smiles went away as fast as a race car. Then they were deep in thought. Their question was “how are we going to protect the pumpkin plant?” They thought for almost an hour!
Then a boy named Jack said “I have an idea! We can put a box over it and keep the flaps out and then we can put very heavy stuff on top and put two boards together shaped like a roof and drill it on!”
“Is that it?” Asked the mom of the Flakes.
“Yes!” Said Jack. “That is it mom!”
The Flakes got to work. They just got done when all the Flakes felt a little rain drop.
“We better get inside!” said a boy named George.
So the flakes went inside. It was night so they all fell asleep except for one Flake. Jack was wondering if his plan would work. But to his great surprise it worked! It was almost like a miracle to Jack. Because two things happened . Number 1: it was safe through a big heavy storm. And number 2: It grew even bigger!
And since a box is not very warm, they put a blanket on the pumpkin plant. All the Flakes took turns hugging the pumpkin plant softly.
They made a chart of who would watch the pumpkin on each day. The first person was Jack. When he was done he fed it and gave it water. He then hugged it softly. That night, it grew even bigger. In the morning all the Flakes were surprised. It grew so big, it was the size of a baseball.
And the next person was George. He did the same thing as Jack. All the Flakes loved the little pumpkin. It grew the size of a football.
And after all the Flakes had watched the pumpkin, it was the size of a chair. It kept growing and growing and growing.
Then it was the day before Halloween. People walking by noticed the big pumpkin. The people were really amazed, because the pumpkin was HUGE! It was as big as a train car. Pretty soon there was a crowd of people taking pictures. The Flakes were proud of growing a big pumpkin.
Half the town, including the Flakes, carried the pumpkin to an old lighthouse tower that didn’t have a light inside anymore.
Then all the town came and carved a picture in the pumpkin. They took out all the seeds, and guts. Seeds and guts were everywhere. Then all the people took turns getting inside the pumpkin.
It was so big that 50 people could fit inside. It was so strong that 15 really fat guys could sit on it, without it getting squashed. Then they got a big lighthouse light bulb from the lighthouse store and put it in the pumpkin. Then the dad Flake lit it up.
The sailors out at sea saw spooky pictures on the rocks made by the lit up pumpkin. They said “I’ve never seen that before!”
The next day was Halloween, and all the trick-or-treaters went out to go trick or treating. They didn’t need flashlights because the pumpkin was so bright.
The whole town decided they wanted a pumpkin like the Flakes’ grew. So they all decided to plant seeds, including the Flakes. The people loved their pumpkins, just like the Flakes did. So take care of your pumpkins that you grow. Give them lots of love.
(written by my 2nd grader...cute huh?)