Funny Answers Pt. 3

Question Dear Average Boy,

Have you ever been horseback riding? If so I’d like to hear about it—some others in the Club might want to hear, too.


AnswerDear Alison,

I have been horseback riding! In fact, I went three times before the Wal-Mart took it out and put in a car that cost 50 cents to ride. So now I don’t get to ride anything, but I will always have my memories with that horse. If I ever do it again, I will write about it! Thanks for the e-mail!

Your Friend and Mine,

Average Boy

Question Hi, Average Boy!

What’s your favorite subject? I like recess. I like school, but I hate getting up to go to school.


AnswerHey, Tom!

I know how you feel. Wouldn’t it be great if school came to you, so you never had to get out of bed? Of course you would be an easy target during dodge ball, but you would have a pillow to block some of the shots. My favorite subject is Geometry. I love learning about all those different cities. I also like spelling.

Your friend and mine,

Average Boy

Question Dear Average Boy,

Have you ever tried sledding? Our driveway should be marked with a skull and crossbones! On an average “sledding trip,” I: 1) Almost crash into a tree; 2) Do crash into a tree; 3) Almost crash into a briar bush; 4) Almost crash into the deepest spot in the ditch; and 5) On the way up the hill, I keep tripping over the sled I’m carrying and slipping back down.



AnswerDear Sarah,

Wow, sledding in your neighborhood sounds dangerous! Why do your parents have a briar bush and a deep spot in the ditch next to your driveway? This seems strange to me. Maybe you should stop sledding and start being nicer to your parents.

To answer your question: Yes, I have been sledding. Every time I fell when I was skiing, I started sledding! Well, I didn’t actually have a sled, but I was doing the same things you do when you sled: sliding downward and hitting things. Thanks for the e-mail. Now go hug your parents and tell them you love them.

Your Friend and Mine,

Average Boy

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