Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Who's been on TWO field trips?


(and a very frazzled Mommy!)

Kindergarten field trip #1 was to Exploration Acres. . .a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, straw tunnel, and outdoor play area hot spot. 

Ummmmmm. . .do you know how hard it is to keep track of four 5-year olds at once?  I do now.  And I know it's even harder when there are 5 miles of corn maze paths involved. I was terrified I'd lose one or all of the kiddos.  Worst.  Chaperone.  Ever.

Despite it all, I showed back up 10 days later to chaperone the next field trip.  (Against my better judgement, to tell the truth.  I tried to coerce Rip into taking my spot!  Haha.  He's a smart man and opted out!)
Field trip #2 was to Fair Oaks Dairy Farm. . .a WORKING dairy farm with 30,000 dairy cows.  No, that's not a typo.  Thirty THOUSAND. 

We saw two calves being born, 72 cows being milked at once on a rotary milking monstrosity, and got to taste the best ice cream I've ever had.  Yum-a-roo.  We also saw an educational little 3-D movie. . .the kids thought that was awesome.

On both field trips, our sweet little neighbor girl, Emma, was in my group, which was so fun.  She and Mason became fast friends when we arrived in Indiana, and I couldn't have imagined the day without her. 

Oh. . .and my fear about losing a child. . .totally happened at the dairy farm.  He went missing, NO ONE knew where he was or had seen him recently, and all the chaperones plus the four Kindergarten teachers were searching frantically for him.  That child? 
MY OWN.  Seriously.  How embarrassing!

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