I went on my first kindy excursion this week; the first of many school excursions I predict for my future. This one was to the beach and the weather was magic.
It was wonderful. I don’t know if that feeling will wear off with each excursion and the endless knock knock jokes and I Spy marathons, but I’m hoping it doesn’t. To spend time with Miss 5 and her friends was delightfully cute. To spend one-on-one time with just one of my kids was really special.
And to see her beaming face when she reached for my hand so we could sit together on the tram journey to and from the beach was something I will always treasure. And when she wrapped her arms around me and said: “Mum, I love you very much and I am so happy you came with me today” will always make my heart burst.
And when she pointed at the guitar school and proudly told all the kids, teachers and other parents that that was where her Dad went to “Rock School” was a little embarrassing and when she told me that I could only wear my sunglasses if all the other parents were was a sign of things to come and when she made a sandcastle to resemble boobs was excruciating!!
Do you like going on school excursions? Or do the thousands of knock knock jokes by the kids drive you crazy?!!
I can’t wait till I can start doing this with my kids at school. Although I imagine the novelty wears off eventually 🙂 beautiful post
AHAHAHAH sand castle to resemble boobs, that is classic.
I’m a new stalker. Love your blog. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find. As a mum with an extra year of excursions under her belt (my eldest is 6), yes the novelty does wear off. I find them completely exhausting and so noisy. But I still go…
LOL. Love the boob humour. It’s been around since the dawn of time – I seem to recall a school camp when I was about 12 – the boys of my class constructed ‘Knockers Dam’ out of sand, rocks and leaves. It was quite a sight, I can assure you. My mother was at this camp as a helper and she said other parents and staff were VERY amused!
Glad you had fun, Bianca!
She made the BOOB sandcastle?? Isn’t that usually done by 10 year old boys? Guess times have changed since I was a kid.
Oh no, I love them! The bursting joy just because you are there to share it with her… that doesn’t last forever and I’m stockpiling for the day it comes and I am no longer welcome to go along or contributing to her enjoyment of an outing. So I say, enjoy xxx
I don’t like the excursions as in I end the days exhausted, with every massive aching, and wondering how the teachers do it. I hate the toilet runs, the smelly farts, sticky hands, and responsibility of keeping those little red-hatted heads all together. Having said that I LOVE the excursions. There is nothing better than the beaming smile of your child who is so proud that you care enough to have taken time off work or from your normal life to be there for her/him. The superstar status you get with his/her friends. The appreciation from teachers and other parents who are grateful for you to take photos of their kids on the excurision of whatever. I come home tired but so appreciated! Wouldn’t swap it for the world.
Do I like going on them? Well, that’s a leaded question for me. I have only ever been on one excursion ever with either of my own children. However I have been on countless ones with work.
One thing I can tell you is that a helpful parent on an excursion is gold.
As for sandcastle boobs, I have missed out – note to self, plan excursion to beach!