Thursday, October 04, 2007

I lived through the field trip

Leaf Pile Turtle Duck Acorn We went to a nature preserve yesterday for Katie's field trip. It was fun, although keeping track of the four children that I was responsible for (Katie being one of them) was somewhat like what I imagine herding cats may be like. We went on a the hay ride first. I didn't really need to worry about my allergy to hay. Between my allergy to the outdoors and my migraine, the hay was the least of my worries. Actually, the low tree branches were my first concern. If it wasn't for a well timed "DUCK!" from my daughter I would have gotten smacked pretty hard with one of them. I also did not have a problem with chiggers.

After the hay ride we went inside and did a round of stations with different activities. I had to laugh that my daughter was the only one that knew exactly how to use a measuring tape. She loves those things and grabs JC's whenever she sees it to start measuring things. I've actually just started teaching her the difference between the sides of the tape (feet & inches vs. total inches). Once we did all the stations it was on to our nature walk. I thought for sure one of my boys was going to be lost in a waterfall but I was able to sprout two more hands and managed to keep all the children safe and dry. Then it was on to lunch and back on the buses.

All in all it was a good day. Katie had fun and I didn't want to shoot myself at the end. In fact, it was such a good day, that I told the teacher if she needed me on Halloween I would be taking the day off so would be available. She was very excited and told me that she would talk to me and we could plan it. Excuse me? Plan it? What just happened? Spinnng Oh well, at least Halloween is my favorite holiday. But now I feel like I need a costume.....





3 comments:

Becky said...

Oh yeah, you are done in for now! Glad you lived. I don't know how you made it through with your allergies AND keeping track of all the little people. Oh, and that was nice of Katie to yell duck. I'm sure that branch would have been OH SO helpful to the migraine.

Debbie said...

Didn't I tell you that Katie would find something else to test you with. It not just allergies anymore, now she is testing your reflexes. Lets see how fast can mom DUCK her head before that big branch knocks her senseless;)

Libby said...

oh, man, i miss those days when tif was young & going on field trips! but...now she's doing cooler stuff, so,no complaints!