"Daddy," Miles asked this morning, unsolicited, "do you like cupcakes?" "Well yeah I like cupcakes," I answered, because...of course? "Do YOU like cupcakes?" "I like science experiments," he replied instantly. Not really seeing the connection, I nevertheless decided to play along. "Which do you like more: cupcakes or science experiments?" There was no contemplation, no … Continue reading Year 5, Day 125
Year 5, Day 99
Saturday Morning Science, "Fun With Bubbles" edition. If that isn't the diabolical spark of a budding mad scientist, I don't know what is.
Year 5, Day 82
Maybe our occasional science experiments are going to his head, but today Miles had the audacity to declare, "I do a lot of science than mommy. I do 100 science." Yes, Miles self-identifies as the primary scientist in our family, as though it was some sort of competition, never mind the fact that Jaclyn is … Continue reading Year 5, Day 82
Year 5, Day 65
Learning about conductivity courtesy of Steve Spangler science.
Year 5, Day 53
This past weekend, in an effort to appease Miles's persistent desires to 1) go outside and 2) break the ever-loving s*** out of something, I pulled out one of his birthday gifts -- a gemstone digging set. Couple of things: 1) that slab, while soft enough to chip apart, is still pretty hard to hammer … Continue reading Year 5, Day 53
Year 5, Day 44
As I was trying to convince Miles to stay home with me and let Mommy go grocery shopping in peace this afternoon, I tried a number of persuasive tactics, from guilt to bribery. But perhaps my most honest attempt was offering to work on a project together. "Come on, buddy!" I said. "Stay here and … Continue reading Year 5, Day 44
Year 4, Day 360
Miles received a subscription to a Steve Spangler Science experiment box for Christmas (courtesy of his aunt and uncle), and today we cracked open the first box. Miles was extremely excited to venture into this mysterious world of science, while I was on edge as the box revealed what would certainly be the high-potential-for-complete-mess contents … Continue reading Year 4, Day 360