Today was Annie's first field trip. I chaperoned a bunch of kids to a local Kroger- where we watched a pastry chef make a dinosaur out of a cupcake, watched pineapples being unloaded, touched a lobster,(I got all the kids to start calling him "Bisque") stood in a huge fridge of milk and trekked upstairs for some orange juice and chocolate chip cookies. The kids collected money all year long- and we splurged on canned goods for the local food bank. Annie's favorite part? Paying at the self- checkout. She loved pressing the buttons, scanning her cans and bagging her goods. The kid is a natural born shopper. I did have to laugh at another mommy chaperone. In addition to her canned goods, she had kids ringing her up some laundry detergent, toilet paper and other various sundries. I guess she figured she might as well multi-task while going on a field trip.
The weather was decent today (although windy) so I took the kids to the park and ran them down. Lots of red light/green light and freeze tag- and they went to bed happy, tired campers. Tomorrow, a new phase of my life begins. I officially become a soccer mom. God help me.