Friday, October 3, 2008
Field Trip - Why I Go
Every time field trip days are planned, I am among the first to respond. I almost feel that the children can't go without me. Each time, as the call goes out for chaperones, I ask my kids if they want me to go. They always do. And, if they want me there, I am going to be there. But, more than going for my kids, I get to meet other parents, talk to the teachers, and get a good picture of my child in and around school. I feel that it is important that I know as much as I can about their school experience. I feel that it makes me a better parent. Yes, I am fortunate to be able to go. I have no job to take off from. I could also have kids who are embarrassed to have me around. I am glad my kids want me there.