Ryan: Can you wait until our kids start doing science projects?
Me: No, it's going to be awesome. I have a few ideas already!
Ryan (imitating his future old man voice): 'Charlie, when is your science fair? TWO MONTHS?! Why are you only telling me this now?'
Me: We have to write a proposal! Submit it to the NSF! Wait to be funded! Perform the experiment! THEN we can present it at the science fair! This is at least six months of work. Probably more like ten!!
Ryan: (imitating Charlie's future 3rd grader voice) 'But Mooommmm! I just want to plant four sets of four seedlings each then vary the soil conditions to see which conditions make the plants grow the best!"
Me: (flabbergasted) "Great! Where's your literature review?!"