I spent dinner last night talking up today's "field trip" with my fingers crossed. We talked about our Wednesday Plan. And how exciting it would be. And that it included a playground. And how exciting it would be. And that it was a field trip-- a totally acceptable Wednesday-that-is-usually-a-school-day activity.
Which leads me to today...
Princess woke up this morning with purpose. She came down to breakfast. She very decisively chose oatmeal for breakfast, skipping the whole Saturday cereal drama altogether. Score! After breakfast, Princess and Birdie quickly got dressed for our field trip. When they returned downstairs to find me in my pajamas, I saw a wave of panic cross Princess's face. She pulled it together, though, and asked how long until the field trip. "Maybe you should stop blogging, Mom, and get dressed since you're the chaperone for this trip." Can you hear the attitude in that statement?! You'd think I had teenagers! I turned on AFV, got of my computer and my lazy ass and went to prepare for the day, armed with coffee and heartfelt pleas to a higher power to make Spring Break Wednesday better than Spring Break Tuesday.
We arrived at the park just after 10 a.m. and it was gloriously devoid of other children, just as I had hoped. Princess and Birdie had the opportunity to learn the lay of the land without having to deal with other kids at first. My friend RaRa arrived shortly after we did, which was also wonderful. RaRa is a favorite grown-up of my girls and having her there (and her cutie patootie doggy) made the morning even better for all of us.
|Birdie on the playground... in 2007|
Both girls were playing happily, so RaRa and I got engrossed in conversation. Suddenly, my mommy radar picked up a distress call from Princess. I went over to where she was standing on the upper platform of a two-level slide and found several kids below her giggling and one boy calling her a baby. When I asked what was going on, Princess started shrieking about the little
|Princess on the playground... also 2007|
We got out just in the nick of time, went to the Corner Bakery for some lunch, and called it a day. By the time we got home, we were only an hour from the school dismissal time. We all sat and read books on our deck and enjoyed the weather until 2:45 p.m. when the
The field trip idea was a big success. I suppose I am now in need of a Spring Break Thursday itinerary. :)