Sometimes, you agree to accompany a child on a school field trip out of persuasion, or guilt, or desire, or at least a small combo package of all three. There are also times when you just really want to be with your kid, and so you sign on the dotted line, pay your $12 and mark the day on the calendar with a red X. Today, I went to the Denver Zoo with Michael's kindergarten class.
100 five and six year olds from our school descended on the zoo in their green t-shirts. My reasons for going today were less about being persuaded or begged, and more about playing the part of an investigator. I wanted to see if he has really learned everything that he needs to know about life in kindergarten. My curiosity had been piqued to know where certain expressions on his face came from and where he picked up "those phrases". And who IS this girl who chases him at recess and tells him she loves him?? I just needed a little bit of a glimpse into his kindergarten world so off to the zoo I went.