Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hey, monkey, you could make yourself blind doing that!

Last week, Mitch went with Henry's class on a field trip to Colonial Williamsburg on chartered luxury bus. They visited Jamestown and Yorktown and I'm told it was an amazing field trip, apart from the kid barfing on the bus (but it wasn't our kid, so still a win!). Mitch always goes on the kids' long school field trips (this one was six hours round trip) because I hate being trapped on a bus with a bunch of loud kids get carsick. Also, they left at 6am and didn't get home until 8pm, and I'm allergic to being in public for that length of time. I start going crazy and smearing lipstick all over my face, and nobody needs to see that.

Today it was my turn to chaperone a field trip. I went with the second graders to the National Zoo.  I had four lovely girls in my group, two of whom were mine, none of whom barfed (woot!).  They were able to observe two giant chameleons mating and a golden lion tamarin, um, uh, ......enjoying himself. Right in front of the glass. The girls were frozen for but a moment before it completely registered, when luckily I spotted a giant rat thingie with his tail partly cut off, so was able to distract them pretty quickly. Thanks for the education, National Zoo!

2 comments:

Smallbits said...

You have been included in the Weekly State Department Round Up here:
http://smallbitsfs.blogspot.com/2011/04/state-department-round-up.html

If you have a problem with any of the links or photos used, please let me know.

Heather said...

Ha! Nothing like a little real life education of the birds and the bees! And, I get car sick, too ;)