Last fall my husband offered to watch our youngest while I volunteered in our daughter's kindergarten class every other week. Getting to know her classmates and seeing her teacher and classroom in action has been invaluable. A few weeks ago, it was announced they were going on a field trip in May. I wondered if I should try to go.
There have been many class field trip opportunities for each of my daughters, especially when they were in preschool. They've visited apple orchards, pumpkin patches, museums and nature parks. But since younger siblings weren't allowed on the trips, I had never gone along as a chaperone. Until last Thursday. I decided to step out in faith and sign up to go with them to the farm.
If I went, however, I needed to find someone to watch my son for most of the day. Thankfully, a kind friend from church was willing and available to take him. This enabled me to go on my first field trip ever as parent! And it was a perfect day of sunny skies and adorable kindergarteners and animals. I am so glad I was there for it all!