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When I was picking the children up from school on Friday the Principal told me that she wanted to meet with me on Monday (today) about Starling’s science fair project.  I was sure that meant she was going to get the gold medal or whatever they give to science fair winners.  I was thrilled, but I didn’t mention it to anyone (except Cari, since Amber was also working on the project) because I didn’t want other parents to feel bad about their children not winning science fair this year.  I am humble like that.

Imagine my surprise when I was told this morning that Starling’s project was being disqualified from the competition.  Apparently they think that rating her classmates based on both appearance and popularity is arbitrary and “mean”.  I did point out that Starling was not  rating her classmates’ appearance herself, it was being done by a scientific sampling of strangers online.  Also, the popularity rankings are pretty obvious to everyone else in the class, it isn’t something that they are arbitrarily making up.  Mrs. Swedburg was very firm about it though, so now Starling and Amber have to start over from scratch.  Honestly, all of this political correctness is getting irritating!

Starling decided to do a blind tasting of lemonade to see whether boys or girls prefer lemonade sweetened with sugar or lemonade sweetened with artificial sweetener.  They are going to make a third jug of lemonade with quite a bit of added sugar to see if the fatties, like Fat Alice and Julia prefer that, but we may have to keep those results to ourselves.

Yesterday Röbert did have some earrings for me at lunch time.  The stones are smallish, but baby steps, am I right?  They are such an improvement over kayak lessons, and I have big hopes for my birthday this year.  He also made dinner last night.  There is nothing sexier than a man with a gas grill!

Yum!  My hubby is hot and so is the chicken.

Yum! My hubby is hot and so is the chicken.

Happy Mother’s Day

I woke up to such a sweet surprise this morning.  All of my darling littles had piled into bed to cover me with hugs and kisses and bring me breakfast in bed.  Toast (LOL forever!) and black coffee.  I reminded them that Mommy and Starling don’t eat carbs, but I did drink a teensy bit of the coffee.  Not good.  I showed Merlin how to make a better pot of coffee after I got home from the gym.

They also each had made me a special gift.  From Hummus (I am sure you can guess) it was coloring pages from the gym.  He just loves coloring in the gym child care and that is why I let him spend so much time there.  Obviously it is very educational for him, now that they are no longer employing foreigners.

Haha!  He had scribbled all over the place where he was supposed to draw Mommy's face in all of them.  So innocent and adorable.

Haha! He had scribbled all over the place where he was supposed to draw Mommy’s face in all of them. So innocent and adorable.

Merlin had made me a a book of poetry at school.  Fine.  But when I opened it they were all poems written by him.  The first one was a haiku, for crying out loud.

I don't even get haiku.

I don’t even get haiku.

Who wants to read poems written by children?  Not me!  Straight into the rubbish bin went that little number,

Nice try teachers, next time a lil' sun catcher might be nice.

Nice try teachers, next time a lil’ sun catcher might be nice.

Starling had written a darling paper entitled “Five Things I Love About My Mother”.  I just adore it!

Hashtags and everything!

Hashtags and everything!

Röbert said he doesn’t have a gift for me because I am not his mother.  That man had better be joking!

I think I will spend the rest of the day shopping and checking Instagram to make sure that my Mother’s Day is the best of all!