Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A 6th Grader's Perspective
I got to be a chaperone with my son's science class' field trip. It was great and I really wish I had my camera with me. With 45 students (1 1/2 classes) and parents, the bus was quite crowded. My own son wanted to sit with his friend which is fine - the boy gladly gives my hugs and kisses in front of his friends so really I'm already treading into borrowed time here - but this girl moved her stuff over and offered me to share her seat. Very kind of her. She was very tuned into her DSi, but occasionally would pop to talk a bit. At one point, she was telling me about her older brother. I guess I started thinking about my own daughter and thinking how she'll describe her older brother when she's this age when I blurt out, "Older brothers are pretty awesome, hu?" Wow. If you know my niece Kim, it was one of her, "Have you come from another dimension?" look. Wrong thing to say. She went back to her DSi.