Yesterday I found another great science experiment we want to try and share with everyone: turning milk into plastic- have you seen this? This one holds a small challenge for us, the main part of the procedures involves microwaving and we don’t own one. So I spent time looking for a way to make it work without one "what is the equivalent of 2 minutes in the microwave translated to the stove top?". Also there is a materials list including milk, that would be what Boo calls "cow’s milk" something we don’t have on hand and a few other small items we need like molds. No problem a trip to the store and a true experiment ‘can we pull this off?’ Answer: not today. I woke up sick, sicker than I care to be with a fun & challenging science project waiting in the wings, a community event to attend, report on and document, followed by night class (for mom), childcare playdate for Boo (which I need to cancel), and two older boys and a grown man (now add picky-picky Boo) who will be wanting dinner right about the time I am pulling into the parking lot at the U for school. It isn’t easy to be sick when you are the mom but as the teacher I say “No problem!!! We are taking the day off”.