a local school field trip

Last Wednesday, Letty's class had quite the field trip! I don't want to miss these things. Ever. Part of the perk of being a stay-at-home mom with a mom who is a stay-at-home Nonna is that thankfully, I never have to. Normally I have my niece on Wednesdays so it was even more lucky to have my mom watch Lena AND the boys for me so I could go. I want to get the 4-1-1. I want to see the dynamics. I want to spy on the teachers too a bit. But I also don't want Letty getting into the car of someone I don't know. I've decided I should just wave my neurotic freak flag high. Why bother hiding it? Sooner or later any new people that come into our lives are going to discover that I'm sort of nuts. Can I see your clearances? Background checks? How about guns? Locked up and hidden in a vault worthy of a Fort Knox, yeah? And no street playing! I know I'm a bit much. Embrace it though right? Right up front. 

Annnnyways so thankfully my mother supports me attending these type functions (although she does not share most of my neurosis) and off we went. Me and four five year old girls in our van caravan to the Manheim Library. Where they got a super brief tour. Attention spans being that of a gnat. They were read a story and then got to choose a book for their teacher to check out for them. 
Then we walked down the street to the Post Office. There stamps were purchased and their little hand written letters were mailed. They got to see the front and back of PO boxes as well as a brief tour of the dismal back room. That's a job I would never want. Although I was absolutely imagining the Elf mail room scene. Not sure the postmaster shared my amusement.  We saw a box of crickets back there which was quite the deal.
Afterwards we drove to the other side of town for some park play and a picnic lunch before they headed on back to school. A bit sunburned and a bit dirtier. But quite happy. 
And thank you Nonna and Poppop for taking the wheel for me on that fateful Wednesday! And to my sister. For letting me just cart Lena any old place. 



  1. i'm sure lena enjoyed hanging out! so nice to have nonna there for all the help. looks like a fun tour!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. such a fun day! Oh to be little again. And let that freak flag fly sister! Nothing wrong with it. And it makes my heart happy that you get to have all of these special moments with those special kiddos! :) xo B

  3. Oh I'm right there with ya! Play in the street?!! You crazy?! Guns scare me quite a bit too :( Better to be over cautious than not I say! And yes count those blessings you can go on field trips like these!!!

  4. wait you got to go on the field trip?!! yay!!! and i am with you 100% on the neurosis freak flag waving. you can never be too careful!! i am so glad you got to participate in this day!! so did these 5 year olds have to bring booster seats for your car or what, ps? car seat laws these days confuse me.

  5. I love how Letty chose a little mermaid book at the library. Girl after my own heart! Hmm...and another good reason to get a mini van! ;)


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