haiku friday – field trip


popular field trip
no need for more chaperons
we worked around that

me and two others
who couldn’t resist going
are field trip crashers

we’ll follow the bus
observe the activities
participate, too?

we will sleep in beds
in a comfy hotel room
others will rough it


tomorrow is the big fourth grade field trip to the lahu village!  i cannot wait.  it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun.  i was a little bummed because my offer to chaperon was never acknowledged so i thought i wasn’t going to be able to go.  but then i heard a rumor of some other moms who wanted to go, too.  so we’re going together.  we’ll be riding up in one of the vans and it sounds like we’ll be able to help out while we’re there.

here’s the itinerary:

  • 8a – leave school (there are lots of stops scheduled, including lunch)
  • 1p – arrive at the village unload everything
  • 1:30p – rice pounding, vegetable planting, handicrafts and making sticky rice treat
  • 4p – buffalo riding, dinner preparation, begin showers
  • 5p – dinner, lahu language and culture explanation
  • 6p – traditional dancing, bon fire and s’mores
  • 8:3p – bed

next day:

  • 7:3a – breakfast
  • 8a – hike to orchard, feed fish, collect fruit from fruit trees
  • 9:45a – get ready for thanksgiving service, pack up
  • 10a – traditional thanksgiving service
  • 10:3a – games and activities
  • 12p – thanksgiving lunch
  • 1p – head home
  • 5p – arrive back at school

and the smart part?  we won’t be sleeping in sleeping bags on the floor.  we’ll be sleeping in beds.  in a hotel room.  wonder if we’ll be able to get margaritas?

the sixth grade has a camping trip in march.  i’ve already got dibs on chaperoning that one.  and i’m gonna give the teacher weekly reminders.

5 thoughts on “haiku friday – field trip

  1. sounds like loads of fun but how are you going to nablopomo?

    it was close, but i made it! and hour before midnight. not quite cinderella, but i was stressing over it.

  2. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Have a wonderful time. BTW–a hotel?? Sounds like the perfect way to field trip crash!

    Post-dating counts for nablopomo, right?

    i do think post dating counts, but luckily i avoided it. barely.

  3. sounds fun especially the hotel and margaritas!

    turns out no margaritas. but there were semi comfortable mattresses!

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