Thursday, March 20, 2008

Calling All Whos

Sweet Pea took me on her field trip today. It was a very cool trip. We got to go to the movie theatre to see Horton Hears a Who. SP's kindergarten class, along with seven or eight other classes were lucky enough to attend the cinema. When I was a kid, we took trips to the water treatment plant. We got a water treatment plant color book and a drink from the water treatment plant water fountain. Sweet Pea's class got pop and popcorn.

The movie theatre was really well organised for the munchkin onslaught. They lined up drinks and popcorn on the counter and had each class parade by and choose one of each. The adults got to fill their own cups. They didn't tell me I couldn't fill mine with mini donuts, but they still seemed a bit irritated with me being behind the counter. It was also kind of strange to be going to a movie at 8:30am. But since the weather is still a bit on the winter side, this was a fine indoor field trip. Our local theatre is a pretty large complex and our screen was good sized. Even so, we almost filled it up with kids. I got to sit with Sweet Pea and she shared one popcorn kernel with me, which is pretty generous for her.

The movie was pretty good and the kids were very well behaved. No popcorn fights, no crying and only minimal cell phone use.

I was just glad to get the opportunity to do something fun with my daughter. I got to listen to her giggle with her friends and laugh out loud at the movie. She held my hand and put her head on my shoulder. It was a great way to spend a morning. Bring on the next field trip. Unless it is to the water treatment plant. Then it's Lady Di's turn.


OhCaptain said...

I don't know about you, but I found the water treatment plant really facination.

A day at the girly pink feather's one for the Mrs ;-)

Casdok said...

Sounds wonderful!! :)

The Father of Five said...

Oh, I too remember the field trip to the water treatment plant with such... "Fondness".

We got to grab, and play with a handful (Play-doh style) of a by-product of the treatment process called "Sludge".

All I remember about "Sludge" is that it was white, and (while wet) fairly pliable - but (since I decided I was going to "take home" a bit of the "sludge", I quickly discovered how crumbly it got when it dried out.

I don't think the "sludge" made it back to school, let alone home..

Now, if I can only remember what "Sludge" really was... I think I need to at this point, because the thought of playing around with "Water Treatment Sludge" is giving me a case of the Hee-bee-jee-bee's...

Glad you had a good time with SP! Those "Head on your shoulder" moments must be savored!

Anonymous said...

So....was the movie good??? M wants to see this one pretty bad. The field trip sounds like lots of fun. I too remember the field trip to the water treatment center as a kid.

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