Gabby had a science project due today on Chameleons and because my science projects as a child were always so embarrassing (the pinnacle being my report on "Gravity in water" where my only fact was that when you fill a cup up with water and hold it face down in water, you can lift the cup up with out any water falling out). In my mom's defence, I don't think I ever told her I had a science project due. Anyway, I decided to make up for the embarrassing nature of my own projects by pretty much single handedly doing Gabby's. My way of sticking it to the man.
And so, as I did with pretty much every assignment given to me when I was in school, I put it off until the night before. And yes, some how I was just as stressed about Gabby's science project as I would have been for a college term paper. This I admit was more fun--I mean we got pretty creative by making a tongue with a sticky hand, removable color cells with velcro, and googly eyes to demonstrate the independent nature of chameleons' eyes. The best part? No citation! I got to blatantly rip off entire paragraphs of books with out anyone lifting a finger.
What can I say--it's great living vicariously through your child!