Carissa came running outside hearing her daughter’s screams. Oh not again, she thought, when she saw why Callie was screaming.
She marched over to Jarrett, “How many times have I told you that it isn’t nice to tease your sister!”
Jarrett made a face, as his Mom unstrapped Callie’s Barbie doll from his rocketship. Grown ups always ruined his fun, thought Jarrett.
Callie hugged her Barbie close to her and stuck her tongue out at Jarrett when her Mommy wasn’t looking.
He watched them walk back into the house. How was he ever supposed to learn how to send things to the moon? Looking up into the sky he dreamed that the day would come when he could walk on the moon!
Years passed and Jarrett worked hard at keeping his dream alive. He studied hard and excelled in his science classes.
His family was so proud of him when he got accepted into the NASA program. Now the day that he had dreamt about for so long had finally come! He was going to the moon!
Jarrett couldn’t describe his feelings. He was overwhelmed with various emotions. The hour had come. It was a moment of a lifetime! This was it, no turning back. He was strapped into the rocketship.
“10…9….8…” He looked at the good luck charm his sister had given him. He had laughed when she handed it to him, not knowing she had saved it all these years.
“7…6…5..” He heard the countdown. “Well Barbie, are you ready for your first real trip to the moon?”
“4…3…2…1!” He soared into the space, squeezing the Barbie doll in his hand. Some dreams really do come true!