Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

Scrapping Can Be Boatloads Of Fun

When my Grandma Barrett talks about scrapping, she means pictures and stuff you put together in a really pretty montage and keep it in a scrapbook so you can look at it later and remember good times.

When my Grandpa Barrett talks about scrapping, he means kids fighting with each other. He doesn’t take pictures of that for a scrapbook. He just tells kids to knock it off and either be civil (that’s what he calls it) or find something else to do.

So that’s two different kinds of scrapping.

When my mom talks about scraps, she means leftovers. Sometimes it’s food she’s talking about and sometimes it bits of paper or material she can use for something else later on.  That’s a different kind of scrapping, so that makes three different kinds I know about.

But yesterday, me and Aaron were talking about the skunk cows near where we live, and when I told him I saw two more skunk cows, he asked me where.  I told him that when me and mom were driving up by where Walter State Community College is, that’s where I saw the other ones.  It was just at the turn you’re supposed to take to drive up to the college and the old house that’s falling down on the corner where sometimes the horses are in the yard eating grass.

Actually I saw one and a half more skunk cows at the new location because one skunk cow didn’t have the white stripe from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail. One skunk cow had her stripe start on her back at the front of her body but not on her head, but it went all the way down her back to the tip of her tail so that counts as a half a skunk cow in my books.

Anyway, Aaron said maybe I should have a awareness program for skunk cows, and I got to thinking that would be a great idea so I think the program needs to be called Skunk Cow Rural Awareness Program, and everyone can be on the look out for skunk cows in their area.

If you see a skunk cow, take a picture of it and send it to me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MissyBarrettFanPage and I’ll make a photo album of all the skunk cows people see near them and tag it with where the skunk cows live.

Anyway, me and Aaron, we did some research on skunk cows and actually they’re called Lineback cattle. There’s even a Lineback Cattle Association in America and that was a big surprise to me.

Anyway, the Lineback skunk cows are all black except for the white stripe all the way down their back from their nose to the tip of their tails. They’re called Linebacks by the farmers because sometimes the white line goes all the way under their bodies and back to their noses, so, you know, the line goes back to where it started and that’s why they’re called Linebacks.

So I’m really excited to start SCRAP — Skunk Cow Rural Awareness Program — so lots of skunk cows all over the world get recognized for being skunk cows.

Send me pictures of the skunk cows you see in your area, and it won’t be long before you see for yourself that scrapping can be fun.

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Christopher Robin

On the weekend, my mom took me to see a movie I really wanted to see because I liked the previews on television.  We went to see “Christopher Robin” except it’s not the Christopher Robin the boy like in the animated movie “Winnie the Pooh” from Walt Disney.  This was about Christopher Robin the grown-up but it was still from Walt Disney.

I know Rotten Tomatoes only has a 3.5 star rating for this movie, but I’m a kid and I can tell you for sure this is a 5 star movie and you need to go see it with your family members because it’s all about family and caring and loving and doing what’s right because doing what’s right is always important.

In the movie, Christopher Robin’s boss thinks that family and caring and doing what he wants people to do is important, but it’s not because he doesn’t do anything like what he tells people to do at his business.  He’s a mean man and he likes everybody to be so afraid of him they don’t even stand up to him when he tells them to do things that hurt the people’s families and hearts.

Christopher Robin falls for this for a very long time but one day, when he falls for it on a weekend he promised his wife and daughter they would spend together, everything in his world takes a superly strange twist and it isn’t long before his old friends show up to remind him what really matters.

Now some people are going to think it’s a movie all about how people should learn to goof off when they need to be working, and some people are going to think it’s a movie about how people who don’t work all the time never get to be the boss of a business.  Those ideas are not what the movie is all about.  It’s about work and family, but not quite the way maybe you think the movie is going to end up showing what work and family are all about.

I tried superly hard not to give away any spoilers when I wrote this review so I hope I did a excellent job of reviewing the movie “Christopher Robin.”

When the movie comes out on DVD, my mom said she’s going to buy me a copy because I asked her if she could do that for me.  This is the kind of movie that I’m going to watch a bazillion times, and I’m never going to get tired watching it because it’s just that excellent of a movie.

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