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Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Today were two first in our household, packing a brown bag lunch (okay okay a Gap bag) and a off campus field trip for my son to visit a local farm. While it may not sound much to a veteran Mom that has been there and done that a least half a dozen times, it was a new experience for me.

When I got the field trip permission form a few weeks back, it highlighted a brown bag lunch was required but NO peanut products allowed. Unlike when I was growing up there were no concerns with peanut allergies. I never remembered worrying about such things, then again I didn't pack my lunches while I was little (more like until I moved out of the house...and even still hubby packs them sometimes to be sweet). However, I do remember eating 'ants on a log' in my day care class, so peanut butter obviously was not something shunned in day cares as being a "no, no". So what could I feed my two year old son that is disposable, not messy (I figure be nice to my son's teachers), something that does not need refrigeration, does not need to be heated up AND has no peanut products? That really wipes out a lot of lunch foods. I finally decided a juice box (Elmo one to be exact because I am a rockin Mom), goldfish crackers, a brownie and a banana since there had to be something healthy put in there some where. I know he won't eat it. I know him. There are too many cool and fun things to do within running distance, but its there if he wants it...however unhealthy most of his lunch may be. Why I didn't think of an apple butter sandwich prior to today? I have no idea.

Another first (which I missed since I need to work) was my son's first experience on a school bus. Literally every day that my sons sees the school bus parked outside of his school he points to it WISHING he could get on (that will stop I am sure soon enough in a few years). I really felt two inches high for missing seeing him get on that bus because I knew how wonderfully excited he would be to ride it. I burdened the director by asking if she wouldn't mind taking a picture explaining to her how much my little guy loves seeing that bus. In the end, I gave her the great idea for her to take pictures of all the kids getting on the bus. THANK YOU!!!

I am just so excited to hear the report about today's fun field trip. I can't imagine the fun my little guy will be having today as he experienced this place a few weeks back during a family outing. He was all smiles and giggles the entire time. I am glad at least I got to see those same smiles and giggles about a wonderful place first, because that would of been a harder first to miss.

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