I thought my school field trip days were long over. But just this week it was…drumroll please… ZOO DAY!! I can’t believe how excited I was for this trip but everyday I looked at the calendar and did a countdown. The morning of, my alarm went off and I layed there and thought about how much I hate alarms and getting up in the morning – which is what I do every morning – and then I remembered, “It’s ZOO DAY” and jumped right out of bed.
Remember on field trips days you could almost smell the excitement in the air when you walked into your classroom? That’s how it was at the preschool when I got there. The kids were hyper and kept informing me that they were going to the zoo to see the animals. According to them, the zoo had every animal from elephants and tigers to cows and penguins. Newsflash kiddos, the Little Rock zoo isn’t fancy enough for penguins and if you want to see cows you could probably just walk next door. But their excitement for even just the possibility of some magical wonderment at the zoo was fun to see.
And who could forget the best part of field trips, the sack lunches! I got sack lunches every day when I was in school but they were extra special on field trip days. Lunchables, pudding snacks, fruit rollups, juice boxes, and the most important part was the handwritten note from mom. This has carried over because along with informing me they were going to the zoo, the kids kept pulling out their lunches to show me what was inside. I however, did not have any “fun” foods or a note from my mom inside mine. Just two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I slapped together before I walked out the door. I seriously considered swipping some of the goods from their sacks but in the end I refrained.
Luckily there were almost as many adults that came along as there were kids. Unfortunately summer is more than in full swing here and it was in the upper 90s with the humidity almost as high. Surprisingly not one kid needed to go to the bathroom the entire day and as a matter of fact, only one little girl whined and complained. But they got to ride on the train and the carousel which were some of the highlights. And for some reason a lot of the kids said their favorite animal was the alligator. I don’t get why. All you could see were his eyes as he just laid there in the water. Snoozer. The bear at least turned around and looked at the kids when they growled at him.
I got some really good pics of the kids but not so sure their parents would like me posting them on here so you’ll just have to take my word for it. At the end of the day I was tired, hot, and ready for a nap. But it was so much fun I hope we go on another one soon – though maybe one with AC next time.