As I sat there looking at the waves rushing I was burning in the sun hoping to go in. I was seven, my family and I went to Wisconsin Dells I went to this tidal wave pool and the waves were so huge! I sat there looking at my dad running in the water with my mom looking as happy as ever, they looked at me gesturing to come in I nod my head no. I wished that I could come in but I was so scared those waves looked like giant monsters going to eat me. The air smelled like chlorine as it woke me up from my vision. That’s when I saw my mom and dad playing I spy that was the game where I or mom in this case would go under and my dad would try to find me then catch me. I knew that was it I ran to the edge where the water meets the sand, I could hear everybody laughing, I looked around trying to get my mind of the fact that I was scared I turned around and saw my rainbow colored beach chair then I looked back and saw the wall with a picture of a water monster on it. I took a deep breathe and dipped my foot in the water felt so good! I rushed in feeling the cool water rushed against me first my thighs then my chest it felt so good! I saw my mom and dad and I jumped into his arms!
“Yes! I did it”!
My mom and dad are hugging and we were having a great time but that’s when I saw the giant tidal wave I could already picture how it was going to eat me! I told my dad I couldn’t do it but he held me and then blam! The wave hit me I was swirling around I rose up from the water in shock the water taste terrible like salt and vinegar! I looked around and I could feel the rushing water sprinkle through my hands. I saw my mom and dad laughing I couldn’t help but cry when my mom and dad came to me and said I made it I stopped but still shaking then when I saw it was over I started smiling and laughing then all of a sudden another came I looked at my dad and he said that I could hold him but I said no so I braced myself and whoosh! I got swept away.
As I came out from underneath the after rush knocked me into an adult I was so scared I couldn’t find my mom and dad as the water was knocking me I was gagging trying to breathe and swim, all of a sudden I hear the sound of my mom’s voice calling my name I followed the voice then I saw her and my dad! I hear people screaming and when I realized that no monster ever ate me and I was not hurt I swam to the front leaving my mom and dad behind they look at me in confusion I tell them that it’s fine. I then felt the scratchy rope hit my fingertips that separated us from the wave then when the people were screaming even louder I could see the water getting lower and then sucked it and then all of a sudden water burst from the sides and then I saw it, the most humongous wave I have ever seen I looked back thinking it was too late all I saw was teenagers and grown adults then the wave came closer then I jumped up and the wave carried me I swam through the wave and I was smiling and laughing thinking it was not so bad I look at my mom and dad shocked to see me up there every time a wave came I would always go to the front then I said to myself
“Man do I love this”!
And from that moment to this day I am no longer afraid, I would always say whenever where we should go to vacation I say Wisconsin Dells! And when we would do go there I would be the first one from my family to go in the tidal wave pool and be in the front, and I would always be the last one to come out.