Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Science Fair Meltdown

I hate science fair projects. There, I said it...I hate, loathe, despise, abhor them!!! Can you tell that's what we're doing in our house right now?? Bleh!!!

I nixed the egg & salt idea...just had no desire to turn my kitchen into a lab this time around. So we (meaning me) chose an "easy" one. A math probability project...sounds easy enough, right? All we had to do was come up with 5-10 groups of 23 or more people in them and take a poll of when their birthdays are and see if the Birthday Paradox holds true. Basically see if anyone in a particular group has the same birthday, not year just day. Again, easy right? We decide that Brooklyn will RANDOMLY (apparently we need to work on her definition of random as well) choose 23 people from each of our Facebook pages and use that....about halfway through yesterday she lost her ever living mind!!! Full on temper tantrum....yelling, screaming, crying, the whole works. I left. Yup...just picked myself up, closed her door, told John I was going to get his moms dogs and do a few other errands and left. As I closed the front door I could hear her screaming...I continued on my way and didn't look back!

When I returned, almost 3 hours later (thank goodness for traffic) she was fast asleep. We had to go to Jordans soccer scrimmage so I woke her up, forbade her from going to her own practice and told her that for the next 2 weeks she is grounded...no computer, no friends over, no going anywhere fun...NOTHIN!!!! I felt like a parent who stood her ground! :D

Yeah....and we still have to finish this stupid project!!!! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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