I was talking with a coworker about school projects we had to do as kids and the ones where our parents helped us out. You know the ones I mean, the projects where we had to build something, only our mom and/or dad was the one that ACTUALLY ended up doing all or most of the work. And Iím not talking about reports or essays, Iím talking about the projects where you had to build something.
The one that comes to mind for me was when our 4th grade class had to build one of the California Missions (and only recently did I learn that many many schools had to do this, not just us in Catholic school and they STILL do this).
Mine was Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first Mission. My dad and I spent an entire rainy Saturday in March 1977 building this Mission. When I say we I mean he. It had all sorts of cool features, like real wooden pillars as columns, a cross he fashioned out of wood, salt thrown against the wet white paint so that it looked like stucco (can ya tell dad was an engineer-DETAIL DETAIL DETAIL), plastic trees, little metal bells in the bell tower and oh yes, my sole contribution Ė a fake water fountain made of rocks. I think he had more fun doing this than I did. I got an A.
And it's not like I asked him to do this, he basically took it upon himself to do this for me, which was WEIRD because he was such a stickler for doing your own work. Then to have him do this was so odd to me. I remember the whole time waiting for him to just go "Ok here you finish"
What projects did you build with your parents, where your parents actually ended up doing most of the work? Did ya get caught and get a lower grade?