Yes, I survived my field trip with 6 small boys, through the snow and freezing temperatures to Provo to attend the world famous Monte L. Bean Museum. It wasn’t so bad. In fact, the worst part of it was trying to wrestle the 6 car seats into my Suburban. I don’t care how you do it, the back seat is NOT made to hold 3 car seats. It took 20 minutes of arranging, stuffing, stretching the seat belts, all the time squashing the poor little guys who happened to be sitting there. On the way home, I finally chucked one of the seats in the back and made one small child sit car seat-less in the back seat.
We spent less than an hour in the museum, and there was some running and some pushing and even some tears, but all in all, it was a success. I mean I didn’t lose anyone and no one came home bleeding. I don’t even know if the kids will remember it, but they enjoyed it while we were there. What’s not to love? They got to pet a snake and a turtle and see dead stuffed animals of all shapes and kinds.
But now my playgroup duty is DONE for 6 more weeks! Hooray!
Here are some pictures of the little animals: