I am fired up right now! Starling just told me that she did not place first in the science fair. Once again some dopey boy from the genius class won with some ridiculously boring project that he had spent months holed up in his basement working on. Starling’s board looked absolutely darling. We hired a photographer to take pictures of her looking sciency to include on it and I put it together for her so it would be profesh and nice.
If they had allowed Starling to continue with her original experiment I am sure she would have gone on to nationals!
Meanwhile, I guess I’d better confess that the nerdy kid who won the science fair is my own lil’ Merlin. Why does he want to be so weird and unpopular? His boards had way too many words on them. and the whole project was so boring that I can’t even deal.
I didn’t make it to the science fair last night because I forgot all about it, and of course Merlin never mentioned his win to me. He said that Mr. Williams and his girlfriend were planning to take him out to lunch to celebrate today, but I put the kibosh on that. I don’t need that Renata person being cruel to another one of my children. I explained to Merlin that we can’t really celebrate because Starling didn’t win and she would feel bad. Of course he understood.
Do we have to go to the regionals? That just sounds like such a bummer. Why can’t girls win in science sometimes?