I Took A Semester Of Sculpture In College And It Was Money Well Spent

posted by on 01/19/2012 | 238 comments (leave one of your own)

I’m not so sure if you knew this, but four year olds? Whack. One second they are saying they hate you (i just can’t even), the next minute they are saying that you are their very best (I can’t handle this emotional roller coaster, Troy), and then they are having a crying fit in the middle of the grocery store because they are afraid of hot lava and volcanoes.  When I asked him in the parking lot how he knew about hot lava and volcanoes, he was all, “I saw it on Backyardigans“.

Because we all know how bawl-your-eyes-out-in-the-cereal-aisle that show can be.

If I didn’t know better, I would think he was about to get his period.

Because I always thought I would like to homeschool my children (seriously, I thought this at one point), I decided we would make a volcano and get all educational and shit.  I had Zoe’s iPad all set up with important volcanic information to share with Troy, meaning I googled ‘volcanoes’, but only after I had to google whether or not it is spelled ‘volcanoes‘ or ‘volcanos‘.

Which is probably why it is just as well I don’t homeschool.

When Troy woke up, he was super excited for learning.


Until he saw the volcano I had crafted out of an empty beer bottle and some play-doh.


I’m about using what we have, Troy. And we happen to have a recycling can full of beer bottles.


I added some baking soda, red food coloring, and dish soap to the bottle and then after a brief lesson on the iPad regarding why they erupt and what is hot lava, we poured in some vinegar and boom! We was learning real good.

hot lava

I think we both definitely gained something from this experience.

happy boy

I learned how to spell volcanoes and Troy learned about volcanoes and that they aren’t really that scary, especially when they are in your kitchen and named Mt. Saint Empty Beer Bottle.

Troy + volcano

He also said I should probably send him to public school.

volcanoes are hilarious

Team Volcano Beercano,


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