Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pillow Talk

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?!"


Anonymous said...

What about funding? A grant proposal will take longer than two months! At least you have technical help down the street! I will request a Fisher catalog this evening....so we can all be prepared!


Rima said...

Ha ha! Watch, he'll probably end up a philosophy or humanities major.

A. said...

Do you think PubMed has a "Highlights" version of its journal articles for reference? The sooner my kids can read an abstract, the better!

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Sarah said...

OMG this cracked me up. Lit review! ha!

Sarah said...

Oh too funny-- Pub med for kids-- ha!