Let me back up a bit. Shea's class took a field trip to the Zoo and needed chaperones. I volunteered because I miss those school bus riding days and Shea has a major case of middle child syndrome. So we get on the bus and the mom across from me says, "The girl, Tazreba sitting behind you threw up on the last field trip." Thanks A-LOT lady.
We get off the bus (a vomit free ride I might add) and the teacher assigns two or three kids to each adult. Pretty good ratio right? Welcome to Fairfax County suckas. Then the teacher passes out a booklet to each chaperone. The booklet contains a map of the Zoo and like 5 pages worth of scavanger hunt type stuff for us to search for while we are there. I get my assigned kids and as we are separating, I hear someone ask, "Miss D who is in your group?" Miss D says, "I am in a group with Ms. H and Ms. R."
No kids in your group teacher?
While I am chasing kids and watching monkeys look for ticks on each other, you are sooo leaving the Zoo to try the Ethiopian place in Dupont. I got your number Miss D.
Uh, I'll tell you one thing, I'm not doing this dumb scavenger hunt book.
Really though, we had fun. I walked around with Reweda and Shea and Janine. Reweda liked pointing out all of the poop related things in the zoo. Every class has one, and I got her. It's amazing how many animals I saw eating their own poop thanks to Reweda's keen observation.
I had my iphone ready to take some great pics. You'll be disappointed in my photo-observations, but here's what I've got.
Here's our little group. This picture was taken in front of the hairless mole-rat exhibit. Ever seen a hairless mole-rat? They are totally sick. Little bald, well, mole rats. And I was pointing out details to the kids and without thinking, these words came out of my mouth.
"Hey girls look over here, this little guy is trying to climb on top of that little guy, let's watch what they are going to do." As soon as I said it, I wished I could take it back. Not quite ready to teach Shea about the birds and the bees.
My final observation. Why are we trying to help species are endangered? Particularly the species that want to kill humans. I don't get it. No one is going to help preserve us, why are we saving them? I mean, does anyone have a problem with the fact that this animal is an endangered species?
By the time one o'clock hit. I was done. Here is a pic of our bus ride home and I felt like the girl on the right, not the girl on the left.