Send caffeine. Or chocolate. Or both.
The extreme opposite of sitting in a quiet empty house, would be smack dab in the middle of a kindergarten bus heading on a field trip. It's not for the weak of heart. But I would gladly give up a day of peace and quiet to spend it chaperoning Ryder's class at Schenpf farms. Although I could have done without the 100 degree temps, when I got home I laid motionless under the ceiling fan for a half hour and still couldn't cool off. Besides that, it was such a fun day with Ryder and his friends, riding the rides, petting the animals, picking pumpkins and discussing important topics like Halloween costumes while sitting on hay bales eating our sack lunches. I love being at this stage of life where I get to be more involved in their classrooms, I was never able to chaperone field trips before since I always had a little one at home. I love getting to know their little friends, like this cute girl in the picture below. This week was spirit week and for twin day she asked Ryder if he wanted to be Batman and she could be Batgirl. Pretty much the cutest thing ever.