- Blitz the house
- Germinate Seeds
- Sort Papers
- Locate Library Books
- Place Order with Thred UP
The second item -- Germinate Seeds -- made the list because we are moving into my favorite season of the year: Science Fair season. For details, be sure to check out this and follow the link to Dave Barry's brilliant analysis of this annual event. Here's a brief excerpt:
(The Science Fair demonstrates) Newton's First Law of Inertia, which states: 'A body at rest will remain at rest until 8:45 p.m. the night before the science fair project is due, at which point the body will come rushing to the body's parents, who are already in their pajamas, and shout, `I JUST REMEMBERED THE SCIENCE FAIR IS TOMORROW AND WE GOTTA GO TO THE STORE RIGHT NOW!'Dave Barry at his best (except for his column on camping, which you can fully appreciate only if you've just endured a 36 hour camping trip during which half the responsible adults encountered, ahem, stomach issues of a dramatic and technicolor variety).
But back to Science Fair . . . which, I'm happy to report, has absolutely nothing to do with stomach issues, dramatic, technicolor, or of any other variety.
The good news is that my involvement to date has been shooting a few pictures and, now, germinating a few seeds. The very good news is that all else is taking place Off Site, i.e. not in the middle of my dining room, i.e. we can eat dinner without (literally) negotiating an obstacle course, and all of this is thanks to the very, very nice grandfather of Kolbe's partner.
|The robot faced a number of obstacles -- including a two-year-old.|
No human experimentation. No highly breakable robot to keep out of the way of a two-year-old. So far just one trip to Lowes.
And did I mention No Mess In My House?
They've already won first place by my reckoning, but then my judging criterion differs ever so slightly from that of the scions of the Science Fair.