Mad Science

Beth’s been going to an after school science program for the last few weeks, and she’s been having a blast. We’ve had some great after school discussions about things like weather patterns and ecological systems. Cheryl had a different kind of experience this week though, when she discovered a disturbing bag of goo on the counter.

“Ugh, what’s this?” She asked. She was expecting an answer from me because I’d picked up Beth, been home with her the last few hours, and it was exactly the kind of thing Beth is typically responsible for.

Woo hoo! FINALLY! It was my opportunity to say something I’d waited a while to say…

I put on one of those poker faces that looks like a poker face (if that makes any sense) and said, “Looks like some kind of science project to me.”

It was a great opportunity to be completely honest AND a smart ass all at the same time. The sideways glance and groan it produced was exactly what I was aiming for.

Just in case you’re wondering, the stuff in the bags started out as three balls of green gelatin – representing three cells, with M&Ms as nuclei.

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