After my last field trip with Ben, Jack asked Adam why Mom never goes on his field trips. Well, there a few reasons.
1. I’m cheap and don’t want to pay for the sitter if I don’t have to.
2. I know he won’t get lost. Unlike Ben, I feel safe sending him out. He’s social. He won’t space out and run away on his own.
But still the conversation made me realize that he felt neglected, so I signed up for the next field trip that came along. It was at the Children’s Museum.
Each chaperone was assigned 3 kids. My group consisted of Jack, Ryan and Naima. Two boys and a girl.
I realized after this outing that I might have gotten off lucky having all boys. The two boys were pretty much in sync about where they wanted to hang out. Building, tinkering, bowling. Naima was a harder nut to crack. Saws and driving cars didn’t do it for her. The grocery store was good and so was climbing. She also seemed to share my zeal for picture taking.
It was interesting to spend a little more time with Jack’s classmates, getting to know them better. It’s a good group for the most part. Which makes me very happy. It’s a small school, each year only has one class so he will pretty much be with the same 30 kids for the next 8 years.Pin It