Sarah and I were most proud, though, to watch Harrison present his project at the fair. At home, he was hesitant to answer when we asked him questions about it. A couple of times he shrugged and said "I don't know," which led to urgent lectures from me. "If you say that," I told him, "people will be sure your dad made the project for you." At the fair, though, he stepped right up and explained how the robot worked to whomever came by. He told us later he was nervous, but he looked like a very natural teacher. Sometimes there was one person there, sometimes small groups.
Grace reports today that the Science Fair was "very fun," and at the beginning that seemed to be true. As the evening wore on, though, she was running out of things to do and running out of steam. She was also running out of nourishment. At dinner she had eaten a few pieces of pasta and declared herself done. Now she was regrettting that, although we'll never get her to admit it.