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May 30, 2013

Simon Edwards You’re Our Only Hope

I was picking up and putting away last night when I opened this little red notebook of Simon’s and found this story.

I don’t know when he wrote it but man it’s a good one – a little bit Star Wars, a little bit Spider Man, a little bit ninja and all Simon Edwards.

And I have no idea where the “Alvin’s hot juice box” comes from (besides maybe Alvin and The Chipmunks). EDITED: A wonderful Google sleuth in the comments found that this is a line from an Adventure Time episode which makes complete sense because that’s a show he likes to watch.

Simon’s at 5th Grade Outdoor School the next couple of days otherwise I’d ask him to tell me more about this awesome story (and I sure will when he returns home).

Hope he’s having an awesome adventure.


  • 1.
    Patti Bourne said…

    What a great chuckle! He has just the best imagination I could ever imagine!

  • 2.
    Rina said…

    So very cool. Go Simon!

  • 3.
    Elaine Allen said…

    Simon to the rescue! Great story, I think he has a talent for action tales, because he sure held my attention! What a great job Simon!!!

    Elaine Allen

  • 4.
    Kelly said…

    WHat a wonderful writer! Awesome imagination! All that potential! Bright future ahead!

  • 5.
    Bambou Orchidee said…

    So cool! :-)

  • 6.
    Laura Moegenburg said…

    Simon is a Rock Star in the world of imagination!

  • 7.
    Colleen F said…

    I wish some of my high school students wrote that well. Nicely done Simon, I give you an A.

  • 8.
    kelsey said…


  • 9.
    Tracy said…

    You are awesome Simon! Don’t you just love these little gems Ali? My kids leave me little stories and love letters (5 & 6 yrs) and most times beautiful pictures describing that awesome story. I have had to get a scrapbook to keep the best ones :)

  • 10.
    karen c said…

    Oh my gosh! what an adorable story – he takes after his Mom!
    And his penmanship is exquisite.
    Thanks for sharing, it will keep a smile on my face all day. :)

  • 11.
    Jean Marmo said…

    So cute! That is something to treasure!

  • 12.
    Leora said…

    What a great find! Go Simon Go!

  • 13.
    Paula said…

    Super Fantastic!!! Simon’s imagination soars!

  • 14.
    alida said…

    Great story, I read it to my boys and they enjoyed it as much as I did. He has a talent!

  • 15.
    Tashia D said…

    This made me laugh. Love it! Especially Alvin’s Hot Juice Box! Kids are the best!

  • 16.
    Jennifer said…

    That is so cute, a treasure for sure!

  • 17.
    Mary Sara P. said…

    Such an imagination. What a wonderful story and especially love the Alvin’s Hot Juice Box. Simon is one amazing kid.

  • 18.
    Leanne in CA said…

    I love it! Great story and well written with some fun adventure and a superhero!!

  • 19.
    Lisa W. said…

    OH MY…that had to be some much fun to come upon…I remember finding “homework” where my kids had to give their opinions or what have you on say polititcal issues…SO very interesting!!! Can’t wait to hear more about Simon’s story!!!

  • 20.
    Jennifer said…

    I had to Google that because I couldn’t stand not knowing: “Alvin’s Hot Juice Box” is apparently a phrase from Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. It totally fits this scenario.

    • ….
      Lupe Pasillas said…

      Adventure Time, of course! My first guess for “Alvin’s Hot Juice Box!” was a variation on “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!” Remember that?
      Simon’s story has great flow and really pulls you in.I felt like I was there.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Makes total sense – of course!

  • 21.
    Elizabeth said…

    Writing is the best!
    Maddie’s class had “Outdoor School” (I like that, they don’t call it that here) for five days last week at Casper Mtn and Matt and I both moved mountains and operated on about 4 hours of sleep a night for the two weeks leading up to it so we could pull off going to chaperone. It was definitely one of the highlights of her elementary school career (and for us, too!) Hope he has fun.

  • 22.
    laura g. said…

    love this!!! thanks for sharing!!

  • 23.
    Jo-Anne from ZA said…

    Simon you are a hero!!!!

    Go man go:-)

  • 24.
    rhonda nickol said…

    Loved Simon’s story, thanks for sharing Ali!

  • 25.
    Jamie K said…

    Sooooo awesome!!! I love “Alvin’s hot juice box!” What a great little writer. :)

  • 26.
    Amy said…

    AWESOME!! You ROCK Simon!!

  • 27.
    Olivia said…

    So fun! Yep, a little Star Wars, Spider Man, ninja, and Simon! Love it!

  • 28.
    joanna johnson said…

    Simon has named the next world-dominating rock band: Hot Juice Box. (Their breakout, chart-topping album? Simon Edwards Saves The World.)

  • 29.
    Debra said…

    that is so awesome!! love it!!

  • 30.
    Karen Foster said…

    Awesome story!
    Right away I think of him wanting to be able to save the school. Maybe from all they might hear in the news.
    You go Simon!!!

  • 31.
    Deiga said…

    You are an awesome hero, Simon!

  • 32.
    Kimmie said…

    This is so AWESOME! He’s such a good writer and his handwriting is so nice for a 5th grade boy. Go SIMON go!

  • 33.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    That’s so awesome! I saw it when you posted on Instagram… What a cool kid you have!! :)

  • 34.
    Cindy said…

    Oh Ali, this is just precious. Simon has a wonderfully vivid imagination, loved the story. Thanks so much for sharing this and giving me a much needed laugh today!!

  • 35.
    glee said…

    I love finding stuff like that. My kid is big now (23) but when I was cleaning out his desk after high school I came across some amazingly insightful essays he’d written and just had to keep them.
    Our children are so amazing; cherish every age.

  • 36.
    Nina Chow said…

    Love it, I want to find out what happens next too.

  • 37.
    Denise Case said…

    So great!

  • 38.
    Sandra said…

    You have an amazing young man. Very Very Cool Story !!!!

  • 39.
    Song said…

    WOW that is so great – hope you share the rest of the story with us …

  • 40.
    Roxanne said…

    What a cool story, Simon!! You have your momma’s gift to tell stories! And what a precious story to scrapbook!!!

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