This has got to be one of the grossest things my kids have ever done. We have watched a lot of "Survivorman" lately. Lee Stroud talks about boiling his water and making it pure. Josh decided to try it. He grabbed a handful of dirt, put it in a pot of water and boiled it. I made him take the big chunks out and taught him how to use a cheesecloth. By the end of the process it still looked murky. He said he wanted to make hot chocolate out of it. I told him, "I don't know...", But you know boys. "It's fine, Mom", he says. Ugh! Here's a little video of the end result (Sorry Facebookers, you will to click on "View Original Post" to see this video). He ended up raving about how wonderful it was!
Um, this is worse than when they got the brilliant idea to put maple syrup on their spaghetti. They had watched "Elf" and thought it might be good. I actually let them (don't know why) and they went on and on and on about how "wonderful" it was.
I guess this is what makes homeschooling fun! Even though I think it might be horrid, I guess they sometimes have to learn on their own.