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What Is Up With The Weather?

by Marielos Sanson

I was eight years old and was building a sand castle in the beach with my brother and sister when it started to rain. We quickly started to run towards the house. My brother was far ahead, and I looked back to check on my little sister, but to my surprise, she was standing next to the castle with her head looking up and her mouth open wide. "Laura what's wrong?" I asked her. She looked at me with a huge smile on her face and told me to taste the drops. I did as I was told just to realize that they were lemon drops!

I got really excited and told my brother to try them as well. We stayed out in the lemon rain playing and drinking the delicious lemon drops. When we finally decided to go into the house, our feet were all muddy and we were all sticky. When my mom saw us she got really mad because of all the mess we were causing and so she sent us all to our room to sleep (Apparently we all shared the same room). However, it was barely 2 in the afternoon and the sun was out, so we didn't feel like sleeping. Therefore we just sat down staring out the window as we lamented ourselves beacuse we couldn't go out to play on the beach. Suddenly, we saw snowflakes falling down. We couldn't believe what we were seeing because none of us had ever seen snow.

We all got very excited and ran to ask our mother for permission to go outside, but she refused to let us go. However, I don't know how we managed to escape and we started running towards the beach but just as we were approaching the snow, my mom started ringing a bell and we froze! Just then I woke up to realize that it no bell, but my alarm clock reminding me that it was not time to play with snow in the beach but to go to my super fun ihum lecture!

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