I’m not sure if this is true for other families with kids in other schools, but for us, the coming of Spring means the coming of field trips. I have come to accept that, between two kids, I just can’t chaperone every trip–but I do try to make as many as I can.
The week before Spring Break brought 2 field trips, one for each kid. The first was my son’s to the Oregon Zoo. We go to the Zoo often enough to warrant having a membership, but we hadn’t been since Christmas. Honestly, this should have been a disappointing field trip–our zoo is in the midst of several construction projects for new habitats so many of the animals have been moved out for the foreseeable future. Yet, the day ended up being perfect. While we may not have seen all that the zoo can offer (and, really, did it matter when all that the kids remember is seeing a chimpanzee scratch his butt?), we had a gorgeous day for our visit. Also, my son’s teacher had hit just the right balance between “assignment” and “free exploring” to keep the kids engaged.
My kids probably won’t want me coming on their field trips for much longer, so I’ve learned to cherish the times that I can come…and I make sure to take plenty of pictures to remember it all!
4 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot – March 23, 2019”
You are right. The happy days of early childhood fly quickly and suddenly parents are pushed aside for peers. It’s the natural order of things, but, even so, it came unexpectedly to me. Maybe that also is the natural order of things.
Enjoy this lovely time!
I never tire of zoos!
You’re smart to take advantage of these outings with your children. I know that eventually my granddaughter will want to hang out with her friends instead of with me, and that’s okay, so I’m spending as much time as possible with her now. I enjoyed your zoo photos. Looks like it was a fun day.
Thank you for hosting Saturday Snapshots.
It’s so wonderful that you are able to chaperone on your kids’ field trips! I used to enjoy that in the early days, but my illness put a stop to it. You are absolutely right to take advantage of this time while you can – it goes by so fast!
Sounds like a great day at the zoo.
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