Friday, February 27, 2009

My BRILLIANT little girl (and her imaginative brother)

There was a voluntary science fair at my daughter’s school and she chose to participate. She wanted to make crystals. So, she and her mom got Epsom salt, table salt, white sugar and brown sugar and dissolved each … then she watched each jar to see which solution would crystallize and which would not. It was a cute idea.

Today, she presented her project to the judges – no parents allowed. It happened during the school day. We worked on her poster board and she and her mom finished it up. Off she went to school to do her presentation – she told her mom she was nervous. The judges were community volunteers, not parents of any children.

One of the judges is Chinese. “I couldn’t understand one of the judges, daddy”


“he’s Chinese – from China”

“oh, so you had trouble understanding his accent”


My son: “he was just probably tired from driving.”

Daddy: “what do you mean son?”

Son: “well, China is really far away”

Daughter: “you can’t drive on water – he had to take a plane.”

Son: “no. they don’t have airports in China.”

Daughter: “yes they do – don’t they dad?”

Me: “yes – they sure do.”

Son: “what do they look like?”

Me: the windshields are the same width, but only about a foot tall.

(ok, that’s a lie)

Me: “they look the same as ours, papito.”

It was a great conversation on the way to the awards ceremony. And do you know what happened? Do you know what happened?

My daughter took first place among the first graders! FIRST PLACE! And she also won the Most Enthusiastic Presenter award! OMG – I’m bursting with pride. MY GIRL.

And do you know what?! She gets to take her project to the regional science fair at the state fairgrounds in three weeks.



Mercy said...

That's so awesome! Congrats to both of you. That's gotta be one of the best feelings in the world.

Super Dave Van Buren said...

Damn.. congrats to the lil girl. Shame on you for telling the boy china has mini planes... lol

RunningMom said...

Yay for smart girls!! Congrats to the whole fam!

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