A writing blog I follow called "The Bookshelf Muse" had this great idea to create this sort of contest where you help out one of Santa's elves and put a post on your blog about why a certain person you know should be on the nice list. So I decided to do it and the person I think should be on the nice list is my brother, Maxim. Read on to find out why.
Why should Maxim be on the nice list? There are a hundred reasons why, but I'll narrow it down to just a few reasons, for now.
My brother is nine and just three years younger than me and is probably my best friend. I'm probably his best friend, too. He wants to do everything with me. He constantly follows me around and wants to play with me. He'd probably play Yu-Gi-Oh! with me all day long, if he could. If something exciting happens he rushes straight for me to tell me. He randomly comes up to me, Mommy, Daddy, or even our dog, Scout, and gives them hugs and says, "I love you."
Maxim is very giving and empathetic. When someone is crying or upset, he immediately comes over to see what's the matter and tries to make goofy faces and uses funny voices to make us laugh and cheer us up. He makes gifts and cards for people and always wants to show me, Mommy, and Daddy a new Lego creation he made or a song he wrote.
Sometimes Maxim is so giving, he makes me feel selfish. If I'm playing a game with him I'll be the first one to ask, "Can I go first?" And he doesn't object at all. He just say, "Okay, Kate. You can go first." Whenever he does this I make a mental note to be more like him.
Ever since Maxim was little he has stuck up for me. If he thought anyone was being mean or unfair to me he would immediately jump in and say, "Hey, be nice to my sister!" And I've always done the same for him.
One time we were playing a game and we were on the same team. After we won he turned to me with a big smile on his face and said, "Hey, we make a good team!"
Yes we do, Maxim. Yes we do.
I hope you enjoyed my post! :D Who do you think should be on the nice list this year?
PS: Just as I finished writing this post Maxim came up to me and said, "Hey, Kate, look at this! It's this new Lego creation I built!"
Saturday, December 8, 2012
OPERATION: HELP THE ELF!
I am an 18-year-old homeschooler, author, daydreamer, voracious reader, introvert, feminist, klutz, fangirl, and overuser of tape. I love the impossible (which might explain my obsessions with fantasy novels and Harry Potter) but I dip into the real world . . . occasionally. I tend to get overly emotional over my OTPs and eat sushi or listen to Taylor Swift to soothe the pain. If all else fails, reruns of “Doctor Who” or “Supernatural” is sure to help. I’m a big fan of mismatched socks, Cheez-Its, and bittersweet endings. I believe anything Rainbow Rowell, Felicia Day, or Lin-Manuel Miranda touches turns to gold. If you want to win the way to my heart, help me adopt a baby elephant. Or a llama. Or both. I write to survive and will often yell at my characters if they aren’t behaving, which is always. It doesn’t usually help. I am a contributor to the "Fauxpocalypse" anthology. You can follow me on Twitter at @Magic_Violinist.