I’ve been going through another round of blog aversion. I don’t want to take photos, edit photos, or write anything. It happens. It will pass. I think part of it is that I haven’t been doing that much, at least not at my usual breakneck pace. I’ve been mostly house-bound the past couple of weeks with contractors here. But now all the home repairs are done and I can get back to my usual routine.
I did go on a school field trip last week with Mack’s gifted center and today I forced myself to download and edit the photos, so here you go…
This was the crew that I was responsible for in my car. This is the crew doing Gangnam-style downtown:
We went to the Museum of Fine Arts, which somehow I have never visited in my almost 20 years in St. Pete.
Here is the crew pretending to be gargoyles:
Since this was a “boy” thing, I wore my valentine’s gift…an Origami Owl locket.
Have you seen these things? So cool. You can get all kinds of different charms to put in them. I have a bunch of different charms, but went with the “family” theme on the field trip since the only reason I go on these things is that I love my boys so much.
I know that I’m a field trip curmudgeon (and a school volunteer curmudgeon, and maybe just a curmudgeon in general), but this just isn’t really my idea of a good time.
Yes, the kids are cute and all, but they are also loud and messy and I don’t like being responsible for them.
But Mack really loves it when I go, so I suck it up occasionally and do it. It helps that I usually have mom friends there, like the other Caroline (with her gorgeous girls).
I know that I will miss these days when they are gone and that I am really lucky to have the opportunity to attend field trips. I don’t want to seem ungrateful for my fabulous life. I’m just being honest. I’m not a fan of large groups of children. Hats off to teachers and child care providers. Just managing 100 lunches was a logistical nightmare.
Our docent, bless her heart, was extremely soft spoken and extremely boring.
The kids were pretty great, though, and did pay attention really well (better than me).
Their theme in gifted this semester is “ancient cultures”, so the museum tour focused a lot on the ancient art on display.
My favorite piece on display, however, was this modern 3-D painting:
Go by bike!
I also really like the classical pieces. I just think the detail and color are so awesome. Plus, there are naked people and even the cherubs must work out.
After looking at art all the kids were herded into an auditorium where a fantastic lady told several classic moral tales by the ancients such as Aesop’s fables and included some of the children on stage to act them out.
She was awesome and a big hit with the kids. Afterwards we all went outside to have a picnic in North Straub Park.
It was a gorgeous day and perfect on the downtown waterfront. The crew had a great time.
I may not love field trips but I never regret going on one.
So other than that, let’s see what other photos I managed to take…
Friday night the boys and I met up with some of our dear friends who moved to Wisconsin a couple of years ago.
The boys were all friends since preschool and it’s just crazy how big they are all getting. So great to see you all Cindy!
I taught my eleven year old son how to blow-dry his long, luxurious hair.
I photographed my breakfast this morning.
That is a Whole30 compliant breakfast, but I am not following the Whole30 right now. It just so happens that I think Whole30 breakfasts are the best thing ever. My plan right now is just to avoid grains and added sugar as much as possible. I am eating dairy and beans. We’ll see how it goes.
I took a photo a Fresh Market today for some reason.
That’s all I got. Back to Bodypump tomorrow since the contractors won’t be here! Maybe I’ll feel inspired to take a photo in the mirror to prove that I was there. We’ll see. Don’t hold your breath.