Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Still Recovering from Monday's Field Trip

My in-laws tell a story about a couple they knew who would commit to only one activity per weekend. They invited this couple to dinner, I think it was, and the man said he was sorry, but on Saturday, they were going to the store to buy gloves. 

When we in the family hear this story, we usually laugh appreciatively. In the manner of slow-paced, simpler living, this couple had it right. With that in mind, I bring you the schedule for my son's field trip at which I was a chaperone.

9 a.m. 
Board buses

10 a.m. 
Arrive at destination and have snack

10:15-10:45 a.m. 
Learn about animals

10:45-11:15 a.m. 
Go on a nature walk

Fish for creatures in a pond

12 p.m. 
Board buses to the park for lunch, playground time, and a party for our retiring school principal

1:30 p.m.
Board buses to school for student's birthday party followed by a movie

2:40 p.m.
Students can wait for the bus or be picked up to go home.

Now, how many separate activities was that in one half of a day?

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