I feel pretty comfortable with what I am about to say considering my chosen profession was teaching. What are teachers thinking when they send home projects? My 5th grader can not drive, so I end up at Hobby Lobby for hours trying to figure out how to create a 3-D model of an animal cell. It's not about the kids at this point, it's about how creative the parents are. It's about the competition and quite frankly, it turns out better if you take the kids out of the equation. Well, that might be going too far because if you're Annie you've already made a drawing of the model and a list of things to buy at Hobby Lobby, down to the size styrofoam balls she needs. I distinctly recall letting my dad do my dinosaur project in 5th grade;) Now, I feel like I'm back in the 5th grade and frankly can't remember what an animal cell looks like. Cam assures me I studied that in high school biology, but I think the only thing I studied in that class was Cam. Thank goodness Annie doesn't ask for help with her math because I've looked at her math book and I'm pretty sure she's passed me up. Maybe that's why my checkbook is never balanced.
With all that being said, I'm enjoying watching all the kids grow academically this year. Isabelle is reading on her own. Charlie is learning to write his name and he can make a mean letter "C". And Annie, well let's just say she's taught me a thing or two about science and math this year! When she starts driving, she won't even need me to drive to Hobby Lobby to get her materials anymore, so I'll enjoy all the craziness while I can because it'll be over before I know it. Coming attractions: Cam's fellowship quest, "silent soccer", pictures of the cell project, an entire conversation about a 1st grade boy who picks his nose, and Cam's Barbie jeep project to make sure Charlie will never be gay! How's that for a cliff hanger?