Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sam the hero.

Earlier this school year, our godson Killian wrote a report for his 5th grade class about heroes.

Some of Killian's heroes included Abraham Lincoln, Eli Manning, Jon Lester, Shel Silverstein, and, my personal favorite, Harriet Tubman.

But the featured hero is Sam, whom he calls "Uncle Sam."  Can you guess what my favorite line is?

Sam intimidating the competition at the big Harvard meet.
Uncle Sam is my hero because he has a lot of medals for swimming plus he is nice, fun, and cool. I don't know how he does it but he can always win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. He is amazing. I love him more than anything. He has 20 medals for swimming. It is fun and cool that he might coach me all the time if I join his team. So, I am saying that he is fun and he has 2 kids and a dog. I have known him since I was two. He is really my godfather or my favorite uncle. I love having a man who can swim 7 miles. Having someone like him in my life makes my life fun. He is also an English teacher. For the Broncos. He is ranked in the top 10 in the country. He has swam 3 miles in rough ocean waters. He is amazing. He barely lost to a race with a kayak at our camp 2 summers ago. He swims almost every single day. He is an amazing athlete. Some day I want all his skills for my own. He has the skills that no one else would.

Killian and Beckett proudly wearing masters swimming tattoos a la Uncle Sammy.

Sam's competitive swim season has started again and he made a great come-back at a local master's meet this weekend.  He's hoping to continue to make us, and especially Killian, very proud.


Zoe K said...

"Some day I want all his skills for my own." I love that one! It's almost lyrical. Like a line you'd here in a solemn Shakespeare scene. I can actually picture Jeremy Irons reciting it... Hmm...

Anonymous said...

Having someone like him in my life makes my life fun. [He is also an English teacher.]
My favorite..."compound sentence?"
...as she cheats with 2 sentences but tries to justify it!?!
SNWs mom ;)

SNW said...

"I love having a man who can swim 7 miles." My favorite of the many gems.

Meredith said...

I too like that he is an English teacher. For the Broncos.

Mary IronMatron said...

There is more than one great line in there! But the I like to have a man who line is really perfect.
Are you coming to the Harvard meet this year with Sam per chance? You could all stay here if you wanted to. :)

Liz Fortier said...

I want to comment on all your posts because they always make me smile, but this one is particularly cute. I like the "He is also an English teacher. For the Broncos" part best.