Friday, August 25, 2006

Just minutes from our house...




Is this! Honest Injun! And to think it took a third grade field trip for me and Thing One to check it out.





I learned a lot and most importantly I was pleasantly pleased to discover that serving as a chaperone for third graders is much easier than second graders. There seems to be this maturing thing going on that made it a very pleasant, yet hot, adventure.



Just the same, I'm reminded that I did not miss my calling in life when I chose nursing over teaching. Teachers must be strong hearted and even tempered and well I'm not that as often as I should be.


And a stop at the 1860s homestead at the end of the day reminded me that yep, I am definitely meant for living in this era. It all just just looked and sounded like way too much work for this air-condition loving, TV watching, mini van driving Momma to have survived. Nope, you won't hear me saying we should go back to the time when things were simpler (although it was pretty cute looking at those kids in the old fashioned school house playing by the rules of the day with their bows and curtsy and hands folded neatly on their desk, addressing us all as Ma'am or Sir!)

4 comments:

Diana Sioux said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Our 4th graders visited a place like this ... Old Cowtown Museum. While we were there just for the day, we observed a class who spent an entire two weeks there all day. They went to school in the old schoolhouse, brought their lunches in tin buckets, etc. They seemed to really be enjoying it.

ColleenO said...

ooh - we drove out there (Plains Conservation Center?) the other day only to find it closed! It must be meant for field trips. I want to go on one of there after dark full moon walks.

Laura said...

Ahh, it reminds me of Greg's field trip last year to Greenfield Village and their morning spent in the one room school house there! It was indeed a fun field trip. And yes, as the kids move on up the elementary school ladder field trips do indeed become easier to chaperone and the kids seem to appreciate the trips more too. Glad to know that you and P had good time.

tz said...

very cute picture of thing 1 and I actually remember having to fold my hands at my desk...yikes, even now when i visit school it's very hard for me NOT to have hands folded in front of me....how's that for conditioning