Erin's class received the dreaded assignment on Monday. Erin opted to not mention it the first night. (Mom's dislike of this assignment is well known, and Erin avoids conflict like the plague.) Yesterday, as we drove her to school, she dropped the bombshell news of the recurrence in our lives of the Solar System Project. The conversation in the carpool lane went very much like this:
Erin: "Do we still have Katie's Solar System Project?"
Mom: "No way. That... that... monstrosity is long gone."
Erin: "Oh. I was just thinking that if we could find it, I could just turn in Katie's project."
Mom: "Um. No. That would not be okay. You need to do your own work; otherwise, it's called cheating."