Matt found this package of colorful cauliflower in Ethan’s backpack when he came home from school.
“What is this? A snack you are saving?” he asked.
“No, no! I can’t eat that! It’s for my research!”
Ethan is six.
“You mean it’s for homework?” I asked. “What are you supposed to do with it.”
“No, not homework,” he said. “I’m researching them.”
We were stumped. “What are you researching?” Matt asked.
“I want to know how they grew like that, that’s all.”
We put the package in the fridge after that. I’m not sure what experiment he has planned but it’s the best excuse a 1st grader has used to get out of eating vegetables that I’ve ever heard of.