I am thankful to have homeschooling friends who organize the field trips, or we would probably just be home all the time. Thanks Melissa.
Last week, we took 22 children, many of them toddlers and infants to the Philbrook Art Museum. Hope was giddy on the way, squealing, "I am so excited to go to the museum, mom!" I asked, "Why are you so excited?" She answered, "Because I love seeing the fishies!"
Apparently she thought we were going to the aquarium. Poor kid. We had a great time anyway, even though we were followed around by a few ladies, constantly repeating, "Please do not touch the paintings!" It was very educational and inspiring. Thanks Melissa.
Yesterday we went on a tour through a local bakery. The manager walked the kids through the process of planting the wheat, harvesting the wheat, then we "went to the miller" to have him grind the grain into flour. Then we "took the flour to the baker" to have him bake our bread. Through the tour she told the story of The Little Red Hen, pretending some of the parents were the dog, the cat and the mouse who did not want to help but then wanted to eat the fresh bread at the end. It was cute.
When the baker put the bread in the oven, she said, "Now we put the bread in the oven and shut it up until the bread is done."
I was mortified to find out that Hope, who was in the very front of the group, informed the baker that it was very bad to say "shut up", then proceeded to lift her middle finger towards her and say, "AND.....THIS is VERY BAD. You should NEVER do this!" I credit our former neighbor kids for giving my kids that nugget of wisdom. Thanks.
Nothing like leaving a good impression for the homeschool group, and nothing like having kids to keep you humble. Maybe that is why we dont get out much.