Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sensory Overload

5:08 AM I'm u p... .. . .zz schg kgh gngn nnnmmph.... .. . . .

5:56 AM I'M UP...I'm up...up...getting up....

6:30 AM check the weather forecast...a couple blogs....

6:57 AM ride

8:00 AM meetings and general work stuff

9:30 AM-3:30 PM we're loading THE BUS TO GO TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM THE SCIENCE MUSEUM FOR THE WHOLE DAY WE GET TO GO ON THE BUS AND MISS SCHOOL FOR THE ENTIRE DAY TO GO TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW CAN WE GO CAN WE WOAH! LOOK AT THE DINOSAUR SKULL AND LET'S GO OVER TO THE PLACE WHERE THE WEATHER STUFF IS LOOK WE CAN DO THE LOCKS AND DAMS ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER EXCEPT THERE'S THE CHEMISTRY GUY WHO WILL DO EXPERIMENTS WITH US AND DID YOU SEE WHERE YOU CAN THROW STEEL MARBLES IN THE TORNADO THING WE GET TO EAT LUNCH I BROUGHT POP IS THAT OK WE GET TO GO TO THE OMNI WHAT'S THE OMNI MS. ULMER WE SAW FISH AND SHARKS AND IT FELT LIKE WE WERE GOING OFF THE CLIFF AND ALL THE BIRDS HEY LOOK AT MR. WOICHESKY HE FELL ASLEEP DURING THE MOVIE WHERE'S MATT DO YOU SEE MATT SITTING ANYWHERE MATT!! WHAT DO WE GET TO DO AFTERWARD HOW ABOUT LET'S GO SEE THE PLACE WHERE THEY DO THE STUFF HEY WHERE'D THEY PUT THE MUSICAL STAIRS DO WE HAVE TO GET ON THE BUS ALREADY HOW LONG AFTER WE GET BACK DO WE GO HOME WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SPIDERS MS. ULMER THERE'S ONE ON THE CEILING OF THE BUS SHOULD WE KILL IT HOW MUCH MORE TIME BEFORE LOOK WE'Re back already is it time to go home already....


4:25 PM ...bicycle...ride...home....

- TOB didn't even want to hear wind rushing past her ears

11 comments:

David E. Patton said...

I am glad that I came across your site. I had a good read and like your poetic flowing.

Jen said...

haha
oh man
noisy day
little kids are cute

the old bag said...

David -- thanks for stopping by!

Jen -- cute and loud and talkative and energetic and loud and fascinated and loud and plain old loud and I'm just too old for this stuff anymore

what

an

exhausting

day

Ptelea said...

This brings back memories of when my son was in elementary school and we went on a field trip to the museum and we SPENT THE NIGHT THERE! The museum was FULL of kids and teachers and parents. Whatever you do, DON'T try this. It was too much of a good thing. I am still traumatized by it years later!!

Pete said...

I'm chaperoning my kids' field trip to the MN Zoo later this month. So now I know what I've got to look forward to. :-/

Alberto said...

Great read, OB. You bring back memories but from the other point of view. Boy, how we loved our teachers (ah ha) on those science field trips to catch minnows in Sandy Hook!

Alberto

George said...

Oh man, does that ever bring back memories.

I used to be the kid that would run off.....

the old bag said...

Ptelea -- scares me just to think about it!

Pete -- ha....hahahha! Actually, the zoo may not be so bad since it's outside...the sound has a place to go besides into your head. :-]

Alberto -- the kids were thrilled and had a ball...I was ready for the sensory deprivation tank!

George -- then you're the kid I'd have put with my most challenging parent! :-]

budda43 said...

Back in the motherland while I was still in college I was a subsitute teacher (yes, in Hawaii you did NOT need a college degree to be a sub).

Guess what days I got called in for most often???

That's right - FIELD TRIP!!!!

annie said...

I used to teach at an environmental learning center, where it was ALWAYS field trip day because, well, we were a field trip destination. It was great, but every Friday night I would sleep for 14 hours straight...

Velo Bella said...

loved it