Friday, March 7, 2008
is a little advanced for
Well, ok, it wasn't STRICTLY an all-nighter, but close enough for government work. The Roo-girl was up till 2:30 (and then up for school before 7 a.m.) working on a project Wednesday night ... uh, Thursday morning.
In my usual great-parenting-moments way, I had no idea, having passed out myself long before I could find out who really killed the playboy-rapist on "CSI: NY."
But, man, when she puts her mind to something, nothing can stop her.
Assignment: a travel brochure for a trip to the sun (for science).
Reality: Thank GOODNESS this one is a girl. Art projects that masquerade as legitimate academic assignments used to aggravate me greatly when I had unartistic boys (not Thing 1, but the other two fer shure fer shure). Trying to lead the Drama King through an art-driven assignment was like shoving bamboo up my fingernail beds.
Anyway, I had provided several sheets of colorful paper from Michael's the day before. And armed with a scissors, glue stick and a computer printer, this is what she produced:
Now is that the cutest thing ever? Complete with ribbon ties. Sheesh.
Here's the inside, with little blurbs in the lift tabs:
And the back (typical Roo sense of humor at work here):
Pretty good for all-nighter material, I think.
But, from the are-you-freakin'-kidding-me department, she had a field trip all day Thursday and DIDN'T TURN IN THE STUPID ASSIGNMENT.
You understand what this means, don't you? She stayed up waaaaaaaaay late, exhausted herself beyond her limits, finished the project and could get points off for being late!
Kids. Can't live with 'em. Can't take 'em out and shoot 'em.