I am going to preface this by saying that I don’t think any child under the age of 9 should be allowed to enter a science fair, can you hear the sarcasm in my words. I have spent the greater half of my weekend averting a total meltdown with my 8 year old while trying to get her science fair project complete. I am not sure who was more frustrated her or me. Personally I am a bit lazy when it comes to extending myself to activities outside school time. I feel that I am overextended as it is with dance, gymnastics, Daisys, Brownies and the miscellaneous appointments and homework projects on a weekly basis. I am just astounded with the parents who work full time and run the PTO in their free time. Thank goodness for them, but I am just not that multi talented.
My daughter has been hot on being part of the Science Fair at her school since kindergarten. I really am not sure what the drive is, but I was really dreading the day we had to enter it. The notice finally came, about 3 pages long with all the details of this glorious event. Now what… we had to come up with a plan. We tried the ” why don’t we use this year to check it out” line and ” I think this would be better saved for third grade” and ” I dont know if we have time with dance team”. No matter my excuse, my daughter has visions of science ribbons in her head. » Read more..