Monday, January 10, 2011
Each school year in January, who ever is a 5th grader in our family, takes a field trip to an open space to learn "winter survival". The cool thing about having a bunch of kids is that these sort of trips become routine and part of the undulating rhythm of life. When a school list comes around with instructions such as:
bring extra socks, mittens, and a hat
I know exactly what's going on. No surprising this old dog.
I haven't been on one of these trips....I don't like the great outdoors but Craig went along this year and took some great photos of the fun.
The kids are accompanied by a naturalist plus teachers and lucky parents. They learn cool stuff including how to start a fire and prepare lunch.
When I got home after work today, my son was brimming with excitement - a good time was had by all.