Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Science Fair 2012

Yippee--my favorite time of year, Science Fair. I'm kidding. I actually despise Science Fair and thought we were getting out of it because Bianca had to do History Fair and Debate this year.  But no such luck. The principal decided he wanted all the classes to do it.

This year, Bianca decided to soak pennies and dimes in different types of liquids to see which would rust the coins fastest. It was fine. Definitely not a winner but we knew that going on. Bianca and I both were okay not winning since she's having to go on with History Fair this year and that's already been so much work.

Since she knew she wasn't going to win, Bianca thought she'd go with funny instead. She included a picture of our cat, Jillyboo, because we had to stop the experiment when the cat kept drinking the white wine. What were we supposed to do? Add "cat saliva" to the ingredients? Jillyboo also seemed to take to the vinegar too. Strange cat. Here is Bianca with her "participation" ribbon. Ah, science fair--we have to do it but we don't have to like it.

On a side note, when I walked into Bianca's class on Friday for science fair, a bunch of the boys in her class were sitting at a table and asked me if I was someone else's mom. I told them, "I'm Bianca's mom." One of the boys--one who I happen to know is kind of the class bully--said, "Bianca's...scary." This surprised me a little. Sure Bianca's a little grouchy now and again, but scary? She's the smallest person in the class!

I talked to Bianca about it when she got home. Is that really the way you want to be known? As scary? She assured me that since he's so mean to everyone, she's mean back. I used the old mom adage "Two wrongs don't make a right." I convinced her to apologize to him and start being nice, whether or not he's mean. We'll see how this goes.

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