Friday, March 06, 2009

The Mom on the Bus Goes HORK

This is the first time I've written a post from the f u t u r e. That's right, as you read this, I am probably:
  1. Rushing around getting ready
  2. Herding children I did not give birth to
  3. Riding a school bus while dry swallowing Dramamine
  4. Trying not to think about this or this
  5. Cleaning up something that spilled and/or was thrown up
  6. Watching mice ice skate (It's educational!)
  7. Helping first graders go to the restroom
  8. Wondering why I volunteered to chaperone a field trip
So please leave me a fun comment or link or recipe or something to look forward to when I get home.


  1. After that day, GETTING HOME is going to be enough to look forward to.

    But I will also tell you this. That cloth napkins are SO FUN. So fun.

  2. Is it a "Calgon, take me away" day? LOL - I hope you survive the day with your sanity in one piece.

  3. Okay, just for humor:
    The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town.
    The mommy on the bus goes hurry up, hurry up, hurry up. The mommy on the bus goes hurry up because she is tired.

  4. I attend all my son's field trips and find I am assigned to chaperone all children requiring Epi-pens. Sure, I know how to use one, but geez, I hope I don't have to- especially on someone else's child- on a field trip, no less!

    Have a relaxing week-end.

  5. I wish I had something better to say, but I just woke up and brain isn't working yet. I hope your field trip day is fun. I'm naively looking forward to volunteering to help with field trips someday too. I probably have no idea what is in store! =)

  6. Ahh, field trips. I grew up in a very small town, so all of our field trips were ALL day events. We had to get to school super early at 6 or 7 am and didn't get back until dinnertime, b/c there were sometimes 2 or 3 hour drives.

    My mom went on one with my cousin and I (we were in the same grade) and it was a They'd coupled 2 trips in one - the circus and some performance by Sesame street characters. There were 2 shifts, and ea. saw either in the morning or afternoon. It didn't go as planned, though, and some of us missed our afternoon performance.

    That was the first, and last, field trip she ever helped with. As a kid I never understood why she wouldn't come along on my field trips, but now, looking back - I do!

    Good luck!!

  7. Time always seems to stop on field trips. You look at your watch and are like "3 more hours?" I once went on a field trip with my middle son when he was in 3rd grade. We went to the Museum of Science and Industry. I had 11 kids in my group. The whole time I was counting, 1,2,3,4, etc...

    Not so much fun!!

  8. When did Disney on Ice turn into a field trip? I don't think I would have been able to convince my principal that I was educating my students by taking them to anything Disney related :)But I bet the kids are so excited and will talk about it for days!

    I will pass on to you what many other teachers passed on to me when I started teaching elementary school. The best cure for a day long field trip: a warm foot bath, a glass of red wine, and something chocolate.

    Come to think of it, that is probably a good remedy for a toddler tantrum day too!

  9. Tonight should be pizza night. From that fabulous place that makes dairy-free pizzas. And get a movie. And some wine. Or beer. Or both.

  10. We're home. We survived. I think I will do everything you all suggested!!