My thought for Science Friday last week was to take the boys to the McWane Center, but I was too tired to think about taking five boys by myself. To big to be content to stay in a stroller and too adventuresome to trust to stay glued to my side, Sebastian needs a few more months on him–he tends to wander off when I’m not looking and with four other boys and science exhibits to look at, that can be pretty often. So we stayed home and made a volcano in the sink and experimented in making our own ph testing solution out of red cabbage. It worked marvelously on baking soda/water solution and in vinegar changing to hot pink and green. We tried testing a few other things–spit and urine–which was amusing but didn’t have any impressive results. It did involve teaching Sebastian not to routinely spit in his cup.
Saturday Adam joined us at the McWane center. It is so much easier with another grown-up: two more eyes, another two responsible hands in the tight parking garage, not having to parade everyone to the bathroom when one child needs to go. We had a wonderful time. (And Sebastian only escaped once from the preschool play area.)