So let's see....if I post at least one entry a day until the end of February (in 4 days) this will not be the worst blogging month ever. We shall see.
So....here's a fun little detail for the books. Last month our school held a science fair for the 6th graders. This was a little bit of a surprise to me. I mean, I had heard Cap mention something about choosing a science-ish subject to study a few weeks ago, but I thought it was just for a class assignment. I would now like to explain the beauty of this situation to you. My son had a science fair. And I knew nothing about it. Meaning....it wasn't me helping him work on it until midnight the night before it was due. Meaning...I didn't have to sit there wondering how much help is too much, even when my OCD flares up and notices that his posters aren't designed symmetrically. I knew nothing! Those wonderful teachers had the kids do every bit of their projects in class away from us meddling grown ups.
On the day of the science fair when I came to pick up my kids I got rushed by a troop of 6th graders who came to announce that Cap had won! It was pretty great, and I was so proud of him. His project was all about mushrooms and if they, being a type of fungus themselves, could actually grow fungus. Basically, can mushrooms grow mold? I laughed quite a bit when his teacher later told me that his project almost got disqualified and would have been if any part of the experiment had been conducted at home due to the fact that is was considered a toxic substance. And that the cleanup of the mold-covered 'shrooms were pretty horrendous to clean up.
Cap did a great job and we were all proud of him. He got to go to the district fair, but his journey ended there. He was kind of bummed out but I was still so proud.