Sabrina has been counting down the days until her field trip to Thanksgiving Point . She even drew this picture of what she wanted to take for lunch.
She wanted: a brownie, sandwich, Kit Kat King Size, Apple Juice and a banana. My kids have my sweet tooth! She drew the picture Monday night when I was too late for me to go get what she wanted, although I wouldn't have given her a king size candy bar, let alone one with a brownie. So she had everything else and a cookie.
I went with her to school where she got to color a picture while they waited for 15 minutes before boarding the bus, where she sat with me and her cute friend Lauren.The mother helpers were never told what the kids were going to be doing at Thanksgiving Point, but we'd be going to Cornbelly's, their corn maze and pumpkin patch. The bus pulled up right next to it where we could see all the slides, a giant trampoline, and so many fun things. Then they lead us out of the bus and over the opposite direction of all the fun. They still weren't telling us anything while we waited for 10 minutes outside. Then when several of the children had to go to the restroom, they let them in Farm Country just to go to the restroom and then wait outside more. So I went and asked someone what the kids would be doing. I couldn't believe it when she told me that they'd be going in Farm Country, where you can see animals and go on a short wagon ride, but not to Cornbelly's. I couldn't believe that they would park the bus right next to all that fun and then tell the kids that they weren't going there. They were not happy! But they were good sports once we went inside. They had a little class about plants and wheat, along with the Little Red Hen story. They got to make a little necklace with some wheat and soil inside that can grow.
They went on a wagon ride that was fun for all of them.
And we walked around with "Farmer Heather" to see the animals while she taught us a little about each one. They didn't even get to go on the pony rides that other children who came (not with the school) were enjoying.
Then we ate our lunch outside in the chilly wind with clouds that covered the sun most of the time, but it wasn't as cold as it was the week before so I was happy. I'm glad they chose me as one of the mother helpers so I could spend the day with Sabrina. I miss her at home while she's at school all day now.