Yahoo #1 is a spectacular child. And here he is with his spectacular Science Project. The kid involvement of this project is in the 80th percentile -- because he's so very advanced. Heck he's a mini genius. If you do the math, you'll figure out that the parents are in the 20th percentile for parent involvement of this same Science Project (100 - 80 = 20.) Raising kids are all about percentiles aren't they? At least when you're bragging?
Brace yourself. I'm about to brag.
Incidentally, this particular Science Project was made possible by my ole man Mikey, who, year after year seems to blow us away with spectacular Christmas gifts. About four years ago, Mikey was up late watching TV when an infomercial for this little machine called The Cricut came on. He thought his girls would enjoy one, so he purchased. Now we can make fancy cut-out lettering for the Science Projects just like all the cool cats and overachievers.
This year he gave us a Sodastream machine. The Sodastream carbonates water. And after you have carbonated water, you can add soda-popish flavoring to it to make your own pop. It's quite fun. For the Science Project, Yahoo #1 decided to carbonate various liquids, then perform some before and after taste tests among the control group.
By the way, milk is beyond yucky when carbonated.
Here is that spetacular Yahoo #1 just after delivering the finished product.
You'd think that being in the 80th percentile on his Science Project would produce enough joy for one day -- prolly too much joy -- but the joy didn't stop there. I was running about doing the morning business, when this spectacular Yahoo #1 was practicing the piano. I was in the other room corralling various activities, when he played a song called Moonlight Serenade. It was so very beautiful. I sat down to cry a little (not a lot, just a little.) It was one of those angel, harp, 'n cloud moments, where I realized that his hard work and my perseverance were beginning to bare some fruits.
So here he is. And check out the end, where he refuses to look at the camera.
That Yahoo #1 is spectacular, I tell you. Spectacular.