Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Observations

I spend so much of my time nagging the kids, yelling at them and being annoyed by them. And then there are days like this.

The big monkey had a class field trip to The Getty museum. I went with the class. She was SO happy I was joining them. I have a couple of observations from this class field trip:
  • Girls are mean - you put a group of girls in the car for an hour and there will be crying, yelling, power plays.
  • Boys just want to have fun - you put a group of boys together anywhere and they are just happy forming a posse and hanging out (not matter what they're doing).
  • When you have a docent that is excited about being there, the kids and adults are engaged.
  • When you have a docent who acts like she picked the short straw, the kids and parents get restless.
  • Docents aren't the best at simple math - one thought 19 was a number that was evenly divisible by 2 and the other thought that the 1800's were 800 years ago.
  • No matter how old you are, all adults find the word "hoe" funny, will snicker and make crude comments - which thankfully still go over 7 year olds heads.
  • At the end of field trips kids are STARVING (even if they have eaten less than 2 hours ago).

After the field trip I went to work. I usually go out with friends on Friday night (my one night to myself) but tonight I caught a quick dinner, just me and my book. This way I made it home before 8pm, got the kids in their jammies, and let them lay in my bed and watch Sky High with me. The monkey's laid on me, one on each side, and were happy and content. SO WAS I.

What a great end to the week.


Opus #6 said...

Field trips are great. Especially the Getty. Glad you had a good day.

LL said...

You're such a GOOD mother! These are the things that build relationships between kids and parents that end up bearing fruit later in life.

You're right on point about girls - they love to one-up each other in situations like this while boys just want to play and have an adventure.

Lucy said...

Field trips! A day off from school!!

Girls are something else in a group. I use to turn the radio up and ignore or else I just knew I would have the urge to 'rip them' (lol)

After your day, you ended it perfectly!!!!!!

Under the Influence said...

What a fun day!

Suburbia Steph said...

Girls ARE mean! Boys always know how to have a good time!

I would've had to take a flask or sippy cup full of booze to get thru a field trip! Hell - I need that just to spend with my own kids!

What a perfect end to your day!

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Opus - I so want to go back to the Getty.

LL - Thank you! That means alot coming from someone with grown daughters.

Lucy - I have the urge to rip/kill them on a dault basis.

Deb - Thank you!

Steph - Every day with my kids keeps the liquor council in business!!!