Friday, February 27, 2009

Field Trip

Yesterday was a field trip for Kenny (eldest son). We went to the Maryland Science Museum in Baltimore for a Planetarium showing of Planet Trek. They have been studying the planets in school, so this trip was to tie into that. We had a great time. I said we, as I was a chaperon. How is it that the teachers always give me one of the spirited boys? My eldest is probably the most compliant child (even though he was missing child at the last field trip to Baltimore), yet I always end up with the boys who are constant movement. The ones that you have to stay on top of at all times. The teachers all say, "I had to put XYZ with you, so I didn't have to worry about him, since I know you can handle them." I guess that is a compliment. I also look at it that I am a recess monitor at the school, and I know all the kids, and know what each needs to keep on top of them. Probably the funniest thing that happened yesterday was when the spirited boy come up to me and said, "Oh No, you're going to tame me aren't you?" Needless to so, at one point he sat down in a dinosaur footprint and couldn't get out, he said.."Now you did it and I can't move. Now I really am contained." There is always more than one way to keep track of a kid.


  1. That was hysterical. I always get the rowdies too. LOL
    Maybe because I was a teacher, but still...I am going as a parent not a teacher.
    That story was priceless.

  2. I would love to see that pic!
    I know how 'spirited' some of those boys are!

  3. I always seemed to get the wild ones when I chaperoned, too.