A funny thing happened this past week. I just gotta tell you! Our school had a Science Night and offered an extra credit pasta bridge building contest. So, my 12-year-old Cara came home, wielding her paper with very detailed rules and regulations, all excited to enter the contest and build a pasta bridge!
I wanted to be excited for her, but once I read all the rules with things like “pasta can only be two centimeters or less wide,” and "the bridge must measure blah blah long,” and “you can only glue the pasta two layers thick,” and finally “the bridge that weighs the least and can hold the most weight will win” -- my eyes were glazed and I felt worried! There's just something about being a mom and NEEDING to help your child do their best, but I knew I was way out of my league here! I can surely cook a mean pasta dish, but build with it? Not this momma! But, we proceeded.