Monday, April 02, 2012

A to Z Challenge ~~~B is for Buh Bye

    In every Mom's life  (when their children are in elementary school)  In the spring there is.....

                 It's awful.

                          It's gruesomely frightening.


                                  It's the stuff nightmares are made of


                             The yearly science fair project!

It's that time of year when our kitchens are turned in laboratories and we awake to find moldy bread or dying plants on our kitchen table, and it's there on purpose!

Last year I had eight tiny fans on day and night trying to find out how long batteries lasted. The humming drove me coo coo for cocoa Puffs.

I have had hard boiled eggs sitting in salted water mimicking the dead sea.

I have jumped rope and ran obstacle courses to find out if music would help with endurance.

We have cut and glued. We have researched and single handedly kept Highlighter pens in business.

Noticed the word WE....enough said.


I have grown my last green bread mold.

Smelled my last stinky test tube and killed my last plant with vinegar.

 I love science but there is just so many exploding soda bottles and rotting potato clocks I can take.

My Son is in fifth grade and yesterday we finished his last science fair project that he will ever HAVE to do.

Now usually when My children do something for the last time I get a bit misty.......lets see if I can conjure up some tears for old times sake........


                           Nope, not gonna happen

To all the science fair projects of the past.....

                              I say.....BUH BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. So funny!! But tell us what the project was...the last one!

  2. That is funny...I thought the same thing about science fair projects but alas, the projects keep coming! Now he's in 7th grade and well, theyjust take on a different form; ugh!
    great post!

  3. I know just how you feel. We mom's end up being the director and producer and much more of our kids science projects.

  4. Lol! That is too funny! My Science teacher Dad would be so disappointed. :-) Have a great day!

  5. I don't think we ever did science fair projects....I feel like I missed out on something.

  6. I have too many memories of my children approaching me the night before the dang project is due! Good for you.

  7. haha been there done that and have to say thank goodness this years science fair is over

  8. Here in Australia when my girls were at school there was no such thing as a science fair so no science fair projects no I know my girls left school years ago and things may have changed but if that was the case I think my mum would have mentioned it so as far as I know we still don't have science fairs so really all still goood.............

  9. Great post! I loved the pictorial illustrations you added to help tell the story.

    You would have loved my school. We never had a science fair and if we did any experiments, they usually stayed in the classroom. No dying plants or rotting potatoes at home.

    Except for that one time with the insect kill jars. . . . .

    Good luck with the rest of your posts! :)

    Sarah @ The Writer's Experiment

  10. Oh, you would hate your son being in my 5th grade class. We do MONTHLY science investigations . . . at home!

    I loved this post, as I can just imagine how many parents are hating me about now! (They're so nice to my face!)

    Thanks for the reminder that it's usually the parents who suffer the most! I used to know that . . . when my kids were in school!

  11. Too funny, but true! One of the happiest days of my life was when there were no more Science Fairs! We did the plant thing and many more. With 5 kids I've blocked out that bad memory. lol! I do remember that our oldest won and got to do a presentation at B.Y.U. Thank goodness she did not go any further. I know, bad mommy! lol! Loved that picture of the screaming mom!

  12. That is so funny, we don't have science projects in primary school, so I ahvenever experienced this, however I guess that is the same as our charufti day, finding a book and dressing up as a character!

  13. So funny! My son is in the 10th now and he does his own things. There is more "we" about anything and days are fabulous that way!

    You are off to a GREAT start on your A-Z challenge!

  14. Congrats! I always hated Science fair...booooo!

  15. Yay for you! Funny, but I don't remember too many science projects, but it could be that I have just blocked it all from my memory!

  16. OMGosh I haven't had to do any yet maybe next year.

    Fans oh yes You could put me in the padded room with you :)


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