Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weird Science

Tonight was the Science Fair at the girls school.

It occurred to me after my last post that I am a horrible mother because I neglected to acknowledge that SYDNEY also did a science fair project.

She's in second grade.

It wasn't a requirement.

And she got it done two weeks earlier than her sister.

Sydney's project was on the aerodynamics of paper airplanes.

I'm so proud of her - she thought of it on her own and she and Brian worked on it together.

I figured if I had to make a volcano, he could make some paper airplanes.

She was so excited and so very, very proud.

Unfortunately, the pictures are crap. The gym has these ugly crazy green lights and they make picture taking difficult - at best.

Olivia's volcano was one of many.

But frankly, they were puny or made with paper bags (Really?)

Hers was most definitely the BEST volcano there.

Even if she wouldn't stop making goofy faces because she was embarrassed that her MOTHER was taking pictures of her in front of everyone.


Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Aw. Her face is classic! Cutie patootie.

But, SERIOUSLY, you're such a good mom. The volcano! Hats off.

But - this is embarrassing - is it weird that I get hives even *seeing* someone else's kids' Science Fair stuff? I was so competitive at a kid, and I never won anything at the Science Fair. Totally scarred me, and, pathetically, I'm not even kidding.

I also lost the school Spelling Bee to a sixth grader when I was eight and cried for three days. I know. I was a bizarre kid.


Deb said...

I can totally relate. I lost the Golden Pen award for most improved hangwriting in fourth grade to my best friend. And I totally should have won. I can still remember trying NOT to cry in front of the whole school when her name was called instead of mine.

I have to be very careful around the girls. I am so competitive when it comes to academics and my own freak outs about not getting perfect grades in grad school has worn off on my kids. If it's not perfect, and if it's not a top grade, they have a total melt down.

Sadly, I have done that to them. My girls are going to be a neurotic as me :)