Jeremiah can hold his breath for a very long time. He practices in the bath tub. He doesn't have a stop-watch, so he counts. He knows he counts accurately because he puts a "Mississippi" in between the numbers. His rubber ducks cheer him on. Because holding his breath is his special talent, he thinks he would make a fine pirate. He made his eye patch all by himself. It looks very authentic because he used a piece of pleather off of his mother's couch. She forgave him because she loves him so much. Jeremiah's brother, Ronnie plays a game called Dungeons and Dragons, and he is an expert on a lot of things. He says that Jeremiah is not a real pirate unless he has a cutlass. Jeremiah doesn't know what a cutlass is, but he is saving up for one.
The pirate hat was Joseph's idea. He also really wanted me to make a cutlass for Jeremiah, and I had to wikipedia it because the only cutlass I knew of was the car, and I am not even 100% sure that I am right about that. Jeremiah's ears remind me of Sloth from the Goonies, who was my second favorite character (Data was my favorite). Goonies is great. When I was working at an all girls camp a few summers ago, we rented The Goonies for the girls one night. Kids don't really have much patience for things not from their generation, I think, but a few of them actually really enjoyed it. It was a little rough though because 1980's pg is different then pg ratings of today. They cuss a lot---especially by the 9-10 year old girl standard. I think the 's' word got more giggles than the Truffle Shuffle, which made me a little sad.