I have made it known in several earlier posts what a proud parent I am. I am one of those dads that feels it is very important to be there for all the big events that go on with my family. It definitely means that some major sacrifices were made regarding my former career. Unfortunately, there are those times when work overtakes the family event. Happily this is quite rare.
This past week, I missed my oldest daughter’s science fair. She had partnered with a friend of hers this time. This was a bit of a big deal, as this was the first year that the kids would actually be judged instead of just getting a participation ribbon. I was thrilled to find out that she and her friend had garnered the highest honor of the purple ribbon. Their experiments in cookie ingredient alterations had fulfilled all the requirements of the scientific method.
It was a bittersweet victory in my mind because I had missed out on that event as I was working that night. It is my supreme hope that I don’t miss too many other events.
- Science Fair (sunsetschool.ca)
- Science up! Kids show off this Thursday (writteninconcrete.com)
- In Budget Crunch, Science Fairs Struggle to Survive (nytimes.com)