This week, we had two very special events: Muffins with Mommy and a field trip to the Texas state history museum.
On Tuesday, many of the kids’ moms came for a presentation by the elementary school students followed by a Mommy-and-me muffin party. The Pre-K sang “You are my Mommy” to the tune of “You are my Sunshine.” It was a-dor-a-ble. Then the real show began–Kindergarten and 1st grade recited the poem “Sick” by Shel Silverstein. Then some big kids performed “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and read poems that they wrote for their moms. Nice, but not nearly as wonderful as my munchkins.
We then had Wednesday to recover before the next adventure…
On Thursday we (Kinder and 1st grade) went to the Bob Bullock museum to see a documentary about Texas culture. The kids loved it. There was a segment where the filmmakers strapped a camera to the front of a car and then drove on famous Texas highways very quickly. I looked down the row and all the little boys had their arms out, pretending to drive, and their heads tilted back in sheer delight. They also liked watching the kids ride on the back of sheep at the rodeo.
After the movie, we risked life and limb crossing a busy street downtown with forty five, six, and seven-year-olds so that we could eat a picnic lunch on the UT lawn. My munchkins are wonderful in so many ways, but understanding the sense of urgency when crossing the street is not one of them. They were admiring the traffic lights and the cars stopped at a red light as we politely shouted for them to “hurry! hurry!”
When we got to the lawn, we ate our lunch and then let the kids run around on the grassy hill. We teachers were watching all the UT students watching the kids and we agreed that we were making all the students second guess if they would EVER be ready for a baby. Our kids weren’t doing anything bad, but there were A LOT of them, and they were RUNNING.
By the time that we crossed the street again and got on the bus, the munchkins were pretty wiped out. But, big kids don’t take naps. Instead, we had “quiet coloring time” in which the lights were off and students colored silently. And, if they wanted to put their heads down, we wouldn’t stop them…..