Abby's class had a field trip to one of the local hospitals today, and I was one of the chosen 'Parent Chaperones.' Believe me when I tell you that Moms fight for a spot on the Chaperone list like flock of seagulls over a french fry. Why would women fight over who gets to accompany 18 seven year olds on a crowded bus to non-theme park destination with little food and no bathrooms?
Because if we are there, we can monitor the shit our own kid comes out with.
For instance, at the Hospital Field Trip today. We visited the Pharmacy, the Lab, the Storeroom, the X-Ray room, etc.
During our visit to the Pharmacy, the Pharmacist asks, "Do you know why your parents shouldn't give you any medicine from a regular kitchen spoon?"
Abby dutifully raised her hand and said "Because you can't get the right measure. You need the special spoons or cups with the lines on it."
Little Joey then chimed in, "My Daddy gives me my medicine from a Shot Glass!!"
Later, at the lab, the technician discussed blood work and the discussion side tracked to needles.
Little Dominic raised his had and blurted "My Mommy uses lots of needles!!"
and then Seth yells out "My Daddy keeps a special bag on him all the time with his 'special stuff' and he says it makes him feel better!"
You must always go on the field trips to ensure the ability to EXPLAIN anything your kid comes out with.