"Mom," my daughter said. "I need a giant cupcake."
I looked at that girl, completely puzzled. "What for?"
"A science project. I need to go to the store and get candy, too."
I couldn't imagine what kind of science project involved a giant cupcake and candy. But I did my mom job and took her to the store, where she bought an assortment of Sour Patch Kids, Nerds, Fruit Wraps and a strawberry mini-cake. "What in the world are you going to do with all of those?"
"Make a cell," she replied. "The frosting is the cytoplasm, the strawberry is the nucleus, the Fruit Wrap is the cell membrane, and the Nerds are the ribosomes."
"What about the Sour Patch Kids?" I asked.
"I'm going to use a blue one for the Golgi body. Do you get it? Golgi body - kid body?"
I nodded. "Yeah, I get it."
We went home and she created her masterpiece. (I would show you a picture, but she refused to let me take one.)
When she was done, she put the cover over it. "One more thing," she said. She grabbed a sticky note and wrote something on it. Then she shoved it in the refrigerator.
Curious, I checked to see what she wrote. I laughed when I saw it. It said, in very big letters,
DAD, DO NOT EAT MY SCIENCE PROJECT!
(I guess she knows her dad!)
Does your husband regularly eat strange science projects growing in the fridge? If I were her, I'd be more worried about Bubba.ReplyDelete
He eats whatever he finds. She's right to be worried about her dad!Delete
Thank you for providing some much needed giggles.ReplyDelete
Happy to oblige! ;0)Delete
lol I guess he'll have to wait and eat it when she is doneReplyDelete
I think the teacher plants on beating him to it!Delete
Would he really find that appetizing?ReplyDelete
Probably. That man eats anything. (Well, almost anything.)Delete
well, did he?ReplyDelete
No. It made it safely to school.Delete
Your daughter's idea was ingenious. I would never have thought of that. See, cake is good. It has so many uses, like being part of a science project.ReplyDelete
I would've never thought!Delete
I have a science project, too. It involves new clothes and shoes. Please take me shopping.ReplyDelete
Haha! Yeah. I have a science project like that, too. Maybe my husband will take us both shopping. :0)Delete
Ha ha ha. That's great! Brilliant idea for a project.ReplyDelete
I'd give it a gold star for creativity!Delete
LOL, hopefully he won't conveniently ignore that sticky note!ReplyDelete
I don't know if he even saw the cake, but it was there the next day.Delete
*LOL* Love that! I'd be guilty of eating something like that if I didn't know it was a project too. :)ReplyDelete
Haha! Yep. Her dad has been known to raid the freezer and eat all the Christmas cookies before Christmas. It's best to put a post it note on what you don't want eaten.Delete
Well somebody has to test the project. (-:ReplyDelete
Haha! My husband probably would have enjoyed that!Delete
Oh, that's funny :)ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it.Delete
HA! "The frosting is the cytoplasm..." That's a line to remember.ReplyDelete
You'll never look at frosting the same way!Delete
What? No ants?ReplyDelete
Definitely a faulty project!Delete
That's a girl who takes no chances. Love it.ReplyDelete
She's a smart one.Delete
The fridge -- always a good place to find science projects in-the-works.ReplyDelete
Haha! Yeah. It can get kind of scary in there!Delete
If someone had only taught me science with cupcakes and candy, maybe I'd understand it a lot more than I do now. That current level being zero.ReplyDelete
They are so much more inventive these days!Delete
Sounds like a fun project! Hope she gets to eat it after it's graded (if it is graded right away). :)ReplyDelete
I think the teacher ate it!Delete
She does know her dad well!ReplyDelete
Yes. Very well!Delete
An edible science project. I like it!!ReplyDelete
I remember years ago students brought in cakes shaped like cells. I wasn't the science teacher, so I felt left out.ReplyDelete