Friday, February 9, 2007

Soaps, Pits, & Aromas....Can you smell me now?

Yes! That was the title of Jonathon's Science Fair project that WE worked on until 1:00 A.M. Sunday morning. part of the WE went to bed at 9:00. Yesterday was the judging and unfortunately, WE lost the bacterial battle! Our, I mean Jonathon's project is not advancing on. :( A friend of mine called me from his school today to "prepare" me for the news of the loss. I wasn't surprised and thought she was being sarcastic....she wasn't! She was so down because Jonathon didn't place!! She said she had checked on him twice today at school to make sure he wasn't depressed over the loss.....he wasn't. However, she didn't feel any better. As much as I would have loved for him to go on...I kind of knew that it wasn't going to happen. I just wanted him to participate this year. My friend says we're going for the KILL next year. She already has planted an idea in his head dealing with TOILETS!!!! He loved the idea! So....WE have a year to prepare for this one. Hopefully next time, I'll get to bed a little earlier! Until then, if anyone wants to know whether antibacterial soap (Dial) or regular soap (Ivory) works to take off the bacteria that causes you to smell when you sweat.......use antibacterial! Smell you later!


elaine said...

Awww. I am so sorry that he did not place. But tell him (and yourself) not to feel bad. Mark and another child did the almost same exact project (unbeknownst) to Mark and us. Even though Mark asked this child repeatedly what she was doing--she would never tell him. But Mark did not place and she got honorable mention! GRRR! I did not see the girl's but Mark and Chris both said that her's was not as detailed as Marks. His science teacher told him he really liked his project when Mark turned it in, and when the girl turned hers in she was told to take it back home and redo it because it was not in the right order! But they had outside judges in to score the projects. So Mr. Pope's comment did not really matter. But Mark only has 103 in science right now anyway.

So as I was saying in the beginning, don't worry. Jonathon's great where it matters! AND that's everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Well, we know that a year of planning will pay off big time! Jonathan is so creative especially with your help...LOL

Cheryl said...

If you had only known ahead of time, he could have done a project of the perils of toe vs. bathtub - pain levels (1-10), swelling measurements (sitting, standing, and teaching school for a day), and lots of great graphic pictures for the board. Love Ya Sis!!!