This week I got to go on a field trip with LOTS of 1st graders. It was actually really fun and the time went too quickly. I was in charge of 3 of them, and those three girls keep me running. It was fun to see things through their little 6-7-year-old eyes. So fun. Normally the kids eat lunch at 11:40 when they are at school. Well, the field trip was LONG for them. At about 11:30, you could see them kinda get glassy eyed and slow down. When we climbed on the bus to come back to school it was 12:10 and we had a 45 minute drive back to school. Luckily the 1st grade teachers knew their students well. They passed out fruit snacks and water. Normally, I HATE fruit snacks, but I had some any way and they were the best fruit snacks I have ever had. I think I just needed some sugar to boost me through the craziness. So, sometimes you just have to be flexible.
There are many things that I said I wasn’t going to do when I was a parent, but I have learned to be flexible. We don’t have the financial security that I thought we would, we don’t buy the expensive mac and cheese, and my kids don’t love vegetables. But, we have fun, we smile, we laugh and we read together. I love my life and am so grateful for every day. But, I still don’t buy fruit snacks.