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BrokenRoad posted 6/10/2013 23:33 PM

You know, the one you cant get out of?

2 weeks to go:
kid: Did you sign the driving form yet?
Mom: yes it's in your bag

1 week to go:
Kid don't forget you're driving us to the zoo
Mom: Yes I remember

4 days to go:
Kid: did you remember to send in the zoo pass
Mom: yes
Kid did you take the day off?
Mom: Yes

3 days to go:
Kid: did you remember we are going to the zoo??
Mom: Yessss.

2 days to go:
Kid: arent you excited that we're going to the zoo Mom?
Mom: (holding several forms, swearing on paper that she has a working car and it has seat belts)
Kid: Excited, Mom. Arent you?
Mom: Yes (checks forecast - rain) Very. (contemplates buying a rain slicker and a hat and boots. or just buying the kid off with ice cream)

Day before:
Kid: Mom....
Mom: Yes. Zoo. Yes.
Kid: mom aren't you...
Mom: Excited. Yes. Very. (thinks about 2 kids under 7 in her car)Very.

Day of the trip:
Kid: Mom can I have this drink/toy/umbrella with frogs on it/stuffed giraffe/rock?
Mom: Sighhh

Day after the trip:
Mom: Wasnt that the best field trip? Did you see the Red Pandas?
Kid: Yes.

gahurts posted 6/11/2013 06:23 AM

Red Pandas? They must have looked cool.

I've had the exact opposite situation where I had to drag the kid kicking and screaming to the field trip and then after he is all smiles just so glad that we FORCED her to go.

Newlease posted 6/11/2013 11:14 AM

This is how it usually went at my house.

Day OF the Field Trip:

Son: Mom, I need a permission slip signed or I can't go on the field trip today.

Me: What field trip? Where is the permission slip? Did you need me to go along? I can't take off work today!

Son: NO! I don't want you to go. I can't find my permission slip. Can you just write one out?

Me: Ok, but I really need to get out the door to get to work (as I scribble out a permission slip). Hand him the slip and head out the door.

Son: Thanks. Oh, wait, I need $10 for lunch and stuff.

Me: OMG! I don't have any cash. Crap. Now I have to go to the ATM. I better call work to tell them I'll be late.


MissesJai posted 6/11/2013 13:14 PM

NL - we have the same kid.

tushnurse posted 6/11/2013 13:21 PM

NL - That is my son.
BR - that is my daughter.

No wonder I'm such a mess all the time.

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