"Guess what, Mom, We get to go on a field trip." Aubree excitedly told me On Monday.
"FUN!!" I say "And where do you get to go?"
"We get to go to Mrs. Tafts Farm. It's going to be so fun! we have to bring a warm Jacket, and an extra pair of shoes, and oh yeah, I have to wear clothes that can get dirty because we get to go and see the baby Lambs. And she said we could bring a water bottle so if we get thirsty, and if you want to go with us you can, Mom. But you have to tell her if you want to ride the bus with us or you can just drive there and then meet us. It's really up to you, if you want to go, but you don't have to. So, do you want to go with us Mom?"
Um, Aubree, do you realize that you live on a farm?
Sheepishly Aubree replies "Yeah"
"just look outside. We have three little lambs, 8 calves, two horses, one with a colt, a goat and 7 chickens. Not to mention all the dogs and the cat." I gently point out.
The excitement was in no way reduced, she continued to ramble on and on to anyone who would listen to her about the field trip, and in the end it was all worth it. They got to watch the farmer shear a sheep and they each brought home a little bag of wool.
I love Aubree's love of life and new experiences. No, not the experience of going to a farm. That's not new. You guessed it, the excitement was really over the whole idea of a FIELD TRIP, YIPPEE!!!!!