Not too long ago, I took my 2-year-old son, Dylan, to the zoo. I had been looking forward to this event for months because I just knew he would be absolutely mesmerized by seeing the animals.
Since he was six months old, his favorite books and toys all featured wildlife. He has always loved to play with his stuffed animals and often gets on all fours and roars like a lion.
Every time there is a dog or cat in our vicinity, his eyes light up. I thought the first trip to the zoo was going to be an incredible experience for him.
Itâ€™s that dreaded time of year again and all parents know what Iâ€™m
talking about: itâ€™s science fair project time at all the schools. Any
day now my kids will be bringing home a note announcing this dreaded
annual event. They will also inform me that I â€śhave toâ€ť to help them.
Great. I think Iâ€™d rather stick nails under my fingernails than come
up with one more idea for a science project.
Back when I was in school, we didnâ€™t do projects for science fairs
until we were in the 9th grade. That seems perfectly reasonable to me.