Happy Friday, everyone! Here are 5 things for the day.
1) The 5th graders at our kids’ school do a wax museum every year. They each pick a famous person to research, and then they have several assignments to complete. The culmination of the project is this wax museum where the students display posters and dress up like their person. They stand perfectly posed until visitors push a button that then “activates” them. The child gives a 30 second speech in character. Weston’s person of choice was Robert Ripley, the creator of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. This is one of the times where Weston’s quirkiness really pays off, because when it comes to projects, he always picks subjects that are slightly off the beaten path and therefore (to me, anyway) a bit more interesting.
Kellan, Rissa, and I went to check out the scene this afternoon when the museum opened. The other grades were viewing the museum, so when I arrived, Eliza’s class had just walked in. Nothing takes the wind out of your sails faster than when your little sister hangs around your display with all of her super pesky friends and messes with your mojo. Weston was trying to stay in character and hiss insults at her at the same time. Good thing I was there, otherwise there would have been a wax museum meltdown.
“Believe it or not, my sister is really annoying.” (more…)