When you’re a kid you would never think of almost dying at sesame place, but that’s exactly what happened to me. As my family and I entered the park, my eyes grew with amazement as I looked around me. There were zooming roller coasters, families laughing, toddlers running around with a sugar high from all the cotton candy they ate, and especially the terrifying, enormous, gray and blue water slide, I looked at the slide with fear and excitement in my eyes. I knew right then and there that I was going to go on that slide no matter the consequences.
“Mom, Moooooommmm! , I yelled as I was pulling on the back of her shirt to get her attention. “WHAT ISABELLA! “, she screamed with annoyment in her voice, as if I was doing something wrong. “We HAVE to go on that water slide! We have to! “, as I pointed to the gigantic blue and grey water slide, my mother’s face scrunched up with disgust. For she doesn’t like roller coaster nor huge water slides, exactly like this one just yonder. She turned back around and told my brothers and me to put some pep in our step so we can get to the rides, as if she didn’t hear a word I just said.
As my family moved along, I trudged behind because I knew we weren’t going to the enormous water slide. After we went through the park and rode the other little water rides, and roller coasters, and of course the lazy river we decided to call it a day and head home, but since we were on the other half of the park, to walk back we had to pass the huge, terrifying, grey and blue water slide. “I’m not leaving this park without riding that awesome, enormous water slide. ” I thought to myself as we started walking towards to slide.
Mom, we have to go on that water slide, pleeaase mom pleeeaaase! ” I pleaded while dropping to my knees and making a puppy dog face. As she switched between looking at me and looking at the most wonderful waterslide I have ever seen in my life she gave me that I’m -going-to-let-you-justbecause-you’re-annoying-me-look, and I leaped with joy and ran as quick as light to the super slide I stared at with amazement. I raced up the stairs skipping every other step to get to the top faster, with so much excitement and energy rushing through my body like a shock of electricity.
By the time | got to the top I had hardly realized that my family was still just walking to the slide and I had to stand there wide eyed, excitement bursting, practically jumping up and down little girl all by myself. For what felt like 5 years my family finally reached the top and we were next. My mom and I went to sit in the slide together with me in her lap when the worker stopped us, “Excuse me ma’am but only one person at a time. ” the man stated blankly as if he didn’t want to be there.
I whipped around and stared at my mom with fear, I didn’t know I had to go by myself. Now I was second guessing myself, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to go on this slide anymore but I was already there so I took a deep breath and pushed off the edge. It all went by so quickly like a blink of an eye. I pushed off the edge with all the strength in my body and took off, I was spinning and turning and flipping all around in the slide, looking at the bright yellow sun right in the middle of the sky thinking this was the worst idea I ever had in my life.
WHOOSH. I burst into the pool the water surrounding me, bubbles bursting and being created by the impact of my arriving, kicking and frantically waving my arms I was fighting the water trying to get to the top but I was trapped. I felt as if I was trapped inside a small box with water rising higher, and higher trapping me inside, full of darkness and slowly drifting away from reality and dying, very slowly. I look down and see a pair of hands and feel them grasp at my side forcefully pulling me to the surface but I don’t know if I will make it.
I’m out of breath, the sunlight is fading into blackness, and I can’t feel a thing, closer and closer we get to the surface the more I feel myself drifting away and my body shutting down but, SPLASH, we get to the top bursting through the water, gasping for air like a fish out of water I feel weesy and lightheaded but relieved at the same time. I was just saved by an ordinary, average person but to me, he was a super hero.