My grandson started middle school last fall and he really seemed to like it. It appeared that he had made a nice connection with his science teacher in particular.
He was excited about the subject and asked for a microscope for his Christmas present.
When schools closed for the pandemic I wasn't worried that he would not keep learning. When he gets interested in something he goes all in.
Now, I don't remember if I wrote about my eyes bothering me early this year. It was an allergic reaction to the glaucoma drops I was using. It was painful and ugly. I was walking around with bloody eyes for way too long.
And, my grandson? He was So excited to show me microscopic pictures of the "tiny arachnids that live in your eye lashes."
I won't traumatize anyone by including the picture he sent me. My eye doctor confirmed the information and suggested I tell Dane about water bears. (He already knew all about them, but he and my eye doctor are two of a kind.)
So he got his microscope but in the future I will try to think more long term when indulging his interests.
I gave him a rock-hounding kit for his birthday in February. Because I like rocks a whole lot better than bugs.