This mom hates science projects
In my house, the scramble to buy materials and see these projects to fruition, while trying to do my outside-the-home job, has led to lack of sleep and arguments. But I know I'm not alone. For most parents, science projects are a nightmare. I've bumped into lots of worn out working parents over the last few weeks in Michael's at night buying supplies and cursing both their kids and the teachers who assign these projects. I have come to realize my negotiation skills and creativity help somewhat to prepare me for surviving these projects -- but not enough!
I'm amazed at how many "how to" websites there are about science project aimed at parents. (Here's a good one, by the way, just click) I'm rethinking the gifts I give my friends when they give birth. Forget the Dr. Spock book. I think a guide to surviving science projects would make a much better gift. Do you agree? Have any of you found a magic formula for balancing work and your child's science project?