A Relaxing Day in the Country
Yeah, right. Today we took Cakes on her first field trip. We, along with about 40 other kids, hopped on a bus and went to the Sugarbush maple syrup festival, at the Kortright Centre, a conservation area north of Toronto.
The day started out well. It was gorgeous and sunny. Cakes was great during the 45 minute bus ride and all the kids were well behaved. The setting was lovely and Cakes had a great time tromping through the bush.
Things literally started to go downhill when Cakes took off running down a steep hill and did a face slide, stopping mere millimetres from a huge tree. Her good mood faded when we made her get in her stroller.
We finished the walk and lunch and were ready to get the hell out of dodge about an hour before we were scheduled to go. Cakes ran around like a maniac and all I could think about was getting home to a cup of tea, some blogs, and the coffee crisp Jana gave me last night.
We finally all boarded the bus and did roll call. One mother was missing. Bitch.
Finally, we got on our way. Cakes commenced a monster melt-down that lasted until we were five minutes from home, at which time she passed out from exhaustion on the floor of the bus.
I think we’ll wait a couple of years for the next field trip.
Seriously though, when do you think they are ready for stuff like this?