Right before winter break Emily brought home a permission slip. It was for a field trip to the zoo. There was a line that you could check if you were able to go as a chaperon. I will admit that I accidentally checked it. Don't ask me how, just know it happened. I then hoped that I would not be selected. Guess who was selected to go to the zoo? Here is my group...yep 8 third graders. I think by the time I took this picture I had already lost one. I kid. No one got lost.
The field trip was supposed to include a trip on the monorail. But in case you haven't heard my whining it has been cold. Too cold to have the outside animals out..so no monorail. It was also to cold for the scheduled bird show. (Not sure why because that show is indoors in the winter)...so no bird show. It was fun to go to the zoo with new friends. They noticed things that I had not taken time to notice before.
You know what? It turned out to be a fun day anyway. We stuck to the indoors. Saw some fun animals. Burned lots of energy and learned something new. The best part was spending time with Emily and her friends. The more I can get to know them now, I hope, the easier teen years will be...right?