Saturday, January 7, 2012

How to Work on a Sixth Grade Science Fair Project: Now with ADHD!

I am saving Part III of my pet saga for Monday.
However, I do have some useful information on how you can do a sixth grade science fair project in the most impotent and exasperating way possible, in case you are interested. (How is your Saturday going?)
  1. Lose the grading rubric.
  2. Ask your mother when the completed project is due.
  3. Plaintively ask your mother what your hypothesis should be.
  4. Sharpen fourteen pencils over the course of forty-five minutes.
  5. Enter an incorrect date in your data notebook.  
  6. Start crying.
  7. Smack a wall.
  8. Go on a long walk.
  9. Give up.
  10. Repeat daily until assignment is due.
Also, here is something my six year old drew. I think it is a Playboy centerfold:
I think I'm doing a pretty good job parenting. What do you think?


  1. It sounds like you're doing an excellent job! I am glad that we are not the only household with these unconventional, yet foolproof, study habits. Especially the 14 pencils part.

  2. These are the study habits that made Albert Einstein great. Or that made him fail Math. One of those.

  3. In university mt study habits evolved into drinking martinis while writing papers. It's a good thing I don't actually practice law. I think I have a skewed understanding of it.


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