Lucy, my mom, and I went to A Novel Idea bookstore and Lucy got to pick out any three books she wanted. She selected a graphic novel, a “how to draw” book, and this one, a kids book about the periodic table.
I was so excited she wanted a science book!
Then, Day 2 of being read to out of the periodic table of the elements came and went.
So I did what any responsible and caring parent would do. I foisted her off on her little brother.
Lucy: Rowan, don’t interrupt me this time.
Rowan: I won’t.
Lucy: I hope not. Okay, “The Alkali Metals. Group 1. Lithium. Symbol: Li. Atomic number: 3 Standard state: Solid at 77 degrees F. The lightest of all the metals on the periodic…ROWAN!”