Friday, May 18, 2007

Field Trip Day

Dd16 is too old for most field trips (she's been going on them since she was a newborn, so they're no big deal to her any more), so I usually take dsds14 out with his friend, who also has Ds, and his mom, my good friend.

Today we went to Cantigny Park, a beautiful landmark here in the Chicago suburbs. Originally the estate of Col. Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, Cantigny has several old military tanks, which the boys loved climbing on. We moms preferred the gardens, which are so pretty this time of year.

We had a picnic lunch on the grounds of the estate; today's beautiful weather made it especially enjoyable.

Going on a field trip with these guys is a lot of fun, although we sometimes get some strange looks when one of our group has to go to the rest room. We take the guys into the ladies' room with us because we can't leave them alone outside, and we don't want to send them into the men's room alone. (Dd23 works retail and has made me promise never to send dsds14 alone into a men's room; she knows about too many things going on in there, some that she won't even tell me.)

We were in the ladies' room when a group of girls on a school field trip came in. Dsds14 was waiting outside of the stall for me, and I heard the cry rise up, "There's a boy in the bathroom!" There was a lot of chatter before a teacher stuck her head in and told them it was ok to go in. Crisis averted.

1 comment:

Rona's Home Page said...

How funny. You and your family have a great weekend.