E _rocked_ it at the Science Fair today. Despite her voiced concerns over speaking to the judge about her project, my loquacious daughter excitedly and with great animation spoke at length about what and how she did what she did. We couldn’t hear – parents are instructed to get out of dodge and not interfere – but we could see. The kind judge knelt down to be eye to eye with E. I could see the judges mouth moving and imagine her prompting E with questions. E was gesticulating and paging through her lab book and demonstrating her eye dropper. She showed her markers and the filters.
We are SO damn proud.
She didn’t want to leave. We walked through the rest of the fair. We asked other children about their projects.
These future scientists are very clever monkeys with bright curious minds and articulate their ideas well.
At the end E insisted on hanging out at her project. We, and her grandparents, hung out on the side watching. E told anyone who slowed down about her project. Then she looked for folks holding still and drug them back to her project and regaled them too.
We finally tired of watching our girl ambush unwary strangers with science. We bribed her with lunch and headed out.
I love this child so very much. I am so proud. So very proud.