Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cutting Myself Some Slack

As I mentioned yesterday, this week seems to be busier than usual around here.  I now find myself sitting in front of the computer to write today's - I suppose at this point I should say tonight's - post and I'm absolutely exhausted.  Although I had intended to write an update on my list o' goals, I've decided to share a little slice from our day instead and then it is off to bed for me.

One of the big activities that we've been focused on this week has been the science fair at school.  The kiddos have been finishing their experiments and creating their displays while I've been writing up name labels for each of the 170 students participating and volunteering as a judge.  Both Enthusiastic Explorer Boy (E2B) and Princess Wonder entered experiments in the fair.  E2B just loves this sort of experience - he participated in the science fair last year as well - and Princess Wonder entered for the first time.  E2B's favorite part?  Seeing friends and checking out the experiments that others worked on.  Princess Wonder's favorite part?  Receiving a participation certificate!

Princess Wonder's science fair experiment was "Wut Do BroDS like to EEt?" - translated from best guess spelling to "What do birds like to eat?"  She wanted to know what they would prefer...seeds or bugs.  The only creature that visited our feeders was a squirrel who liked both. meal worms.  Miss Intrepid has enjoyed holding them and letting them walk around her hand.  Good stuff!
E2B's project was titled "How Water Travels Up Stems" and he ran two experiments using white flowers and water with food dye.
That boy sure does take his observation notebook seriously!

So I'm going to cut myself some proverbial slack - a deliberate decision versus the aimless, and decidedly non-intentional, sit-around-in-my-pajamas-doing-nothing-much-morning I indulged in yesterday - and call it a night.  Sleep well and I hope that you'll come back for a visit tomorrow to see the results from Project Simplify's hot spot #3.  Don't forget to leave a comment on Monday's post if you'd like a chance to win some vintage paper travel games by midnight tomorrow night.

"O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head."
~Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg - Her Dream

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