Thursday, February 25, 2010
Ian's Solar Panel Angle science fair project won at the classroom level, so he got to go on to District (at least I think that's what it was called). He went to the junior high and set up his project at 3:30, was interviewed from 4:30-6, public viewings from 6-7 and finally, awards were given out from 7-8. Long day.
Ian had big dreams: "Oh, I hope I go on to State, Regionals, Country, and then . . . who knows, Mars?" As a mother, you want to stay positive, but also want your child to realize that there are a lot of beautiful projects, and only so many trophies.
Needless to say, Ian's face grew more and more grim as one by one the trophies were handed out to other recipients. After it was over, the lady at the microphone said, "Now those of you that didn't win, don't be discouraged. There's always next year."
Ian replied, "That was a huge waste of time."
I said, "Well, at least you win the most handsome scientist award." I didn't even get a grin in reply.