I should be ashamed of myself, but I’m not.
We have a child with a complex congenital disorder called the Digeorge Anomaly. He is a wonderful kid with a huge heart, but he struggles terribly in school. DiGeorge kids have learning disabilities that people are only just beginning to work with and understand. We had him evaluated by a wonderful psychologist at the Menninger Clinic this summer and her report included lots of cutting edge ideas and ways to help him out. And, in the course of working with a psychiatrist locally, we are being encouraged to help him out in more involved ways with some of the projects that are most perplexing to him at school.
So, (I bet a lot of you know what is coming), this year’s science fair project is going to be…….(drum roll please)….variables that impact on the absorption of dye on a protein fiber. Namely, yarn. We are dyeing yarn and calling it a science fair project.
The yearly science fair project has been the bane of Teddy’s existence the last few years. It always involved a lot of heartache because the scientific method is just not his friend. But this year, he has an over-eager Mommy. We wrote the proposal together. He has a whole library of books as his arsenal (and a few more that Mommy was nice enough to order for him — I am so sweet).
The best part? The husband was so relieved to learn that I had a plan and we were getting a jump on the project that he actually offered to foot the bill. Isn’t life wonderful? Would it be wrong to do it on cashmere?