“Last day of school. Woohoo! Okay, let’s move on. My dad told me this morning that when I got home, I should do some research on where we were going to go this summer.”
Last day of school. Woohoo! Okay, let’s move on. My dad told me this morning that when I got home, I should do some research on where we were going to go this summer. So, I looked up best places to go in the summer on my computer, when all of a sudden as I was scrolling down, there were some words that said, best place to go, Pig Island!!! I clicked new tab, searched Pig Island, and there it was: best place to go, Pig Island, and underneath it said 4.5 stars for Pig Island!!! I knew I had to get to Pig Island.
That night, when my parents came home and my sister, Katie, came home from high school, and we were all sitting down, I told them, “I looked up places to go for the summer, and it came up with Pig Island, and we’re going to go there!!!” I let it out all in one breath and breathed heavily afterwards.
“Oh, hun, I love that you are so excited about it, but you know I’m allergic to pigs,” my dad said. “How long will we be there, because you know you have to do Spanish camp for most of the summer too.”
“I’m sorry PaPu, but we can’t,” my mother added. Don’t laugh. That’s my nickname. My real name is Pua.
“We have to go. I love pigs, and you did name me Pua because that’s Moana’s pig’s name, right?”
“Yes hunny, but that’s not an excuse.”
“Fine,” I said as I stomped upstairs.
“If she leaves, then can I go too?” I heard Katie say after I left.
They gave her a stern look.
The next morning, I sat up in my bed all happy that it was the first day of summer, but worried that I might not be able to go to Pig Island. I hopped out of bed and started pacing around my room, thinking about if I had any good ideas of how I could get there. After five back and forth paces, I finally had a good idea. I thought to myself, Maybe there is a medicine that my dad could take that would make him not allergic to pigs for the day. Then I realized the other problem we had of going there. I had to go to Spanish camp. So now I had to figure out two problems and fast.
I looked over at the clock. It was 6:00. Time for my morning run. I could think about the problems while I was running. I changed my clothes, grabbed my jacket, slipped on my running shoes, grabbed my phone and my earbuds, and raced out the door. I slipped in my earbuds and went into my own secret world like a parallel universe. I ran for half an hour around the neighborhood and looped back to my house where I took a shower and ate breakfast.
My sister came down with her head in her phone and still in her llama pajamas and asked, “How long have you been down here?”
I took another bite of my cinnamon bread and looked up at the clock. It said 7:00. I calculated it in my head. “An hour.”
She put down her phone and answered, “Cool. Have you figured out the two problems?”
“Shoot,” I accidently said out loud. I never figured out the problem. Well, that was a waste of time. I looked up at my sister and said, “No, I haven’t figured out the problem. Wait, I have an idea.”
I plopped down my cinnamon bread and ran to my computer. I looked up if there was a cure, and I scrolled down and found a bunch of medicines. One of them was a medicine from a doctor named Dr. Anderson. Boom, out of nowhere it was like a lightbulb went off in my head.
“Sis, get out your computer and see if there are any Spanish camps.”
“Okay,” she said as she slowly strolled over to her computer.
She opened it up and did what I told. I looked back at my research and realized that there could actually be a way for me to go to Pig Island. I smiled inside my head.
After 20 minutes, I asked, “Have you found a camp?”
“Yeah, it says it’s a two week camp and will teach you beginner or advanced Spanish.”
“Great, can you see how old you have to be.”
Thirty minutes later…
“Have you figured it out?”
“Yeah, it says that you have to be 8 to 15 years old. That seems great right, because I was going to go take a shower.”
“I need one more thing for you to do.”
Driving to the doctor…
“Thanks again for driving me to the doctor. I looked up a cure for pigs, and it said that there was this doctor who figured out how to cure being allergic to pigs. His name is Dr. Anderson.”
“No problem. Don’t tell Mom and Dad, but I actually want to go to Pig Island.”
“Pull over, we’re here.”
Seeing the doctor…
We step in and see a woman on an office chair looking at her computer.
“Hello?” I ask.
She turns and answers, “What can I do for you?”
“We’re here to get a medicine for allergies to pigs.”
“Great, are you Emily Paterson?”
Thirty minutes later…
“So you need to have one pill every morning and make sure his vitals and blood pressure are normal every night,” she said.
“Great, is that all,” I say.
“Okay, Katie, get back on your computer and sign us up for that Spanish camp,” I said.
“I will work on getting tickets to the Bahamas.”
Ten minutes later…
“So we have a hotel, plane tickets, in a camp, and we’re going to Pig Island.” I started dancing around and doing my happy dance.
A week later…
“Let’s go everybody. Let’s go!”
We drove to the airport and hopped on the plane. I was smiling on the whole plane trip there. My mouth still hurts. I even made a song on the way there to sing to the piggies. We landed smoothly, got off the plane, and rode to our hotel. We stayed the night there and got ready to take our boat to Pig Island.
The next morning, I woke up and woke everybody up, and I mean everybody in the hotel accidently, to go to Pig Island. We gave my dad his pills and started to get ready. An hour later, after we got all ready for Pig Island, we jumped onto the boat and sailed to Pig Island.
At Pig Island…
The sailors anchored us in, and we had to take a rowboat to shore. That was the best moment in my life, because there were pigs swimming close to us, but they didn’t let us touch them because they were afraid of the oars. The sailors helped us onto shore and then said that they were going back to the boat and we would be leaving in an hour.
I thought to myself, An hour? That’s not enough time. I want to spend my whole life with these piggies.
They started rowing away, and I was the first person to dive into the water head first. I played with them for so long I felt like I was becoming a pig. They were just so cute, and pink, and swam with me, and even sunbathed on the sand. I even named the pigs Pinky, Cracker, Bunny, Wilbert, Buttercup, Flower, Fluffy, Asparagus, Fuzzball, and Strawberry. The sailors said that we had one more minute, and we had to wrap it up. Oh no. At the last minute, Wilbert jumped on top of me, and he hugged me to death. I loved Pig Island and all the pigs here!!!