Saturday, February 28, 2004

Field Trip To Walmart Super Center

Well, it's been a while since I've updated this old journal :o) I'm not sure why, but I couldn't do "AOL-you've got pictures" from from MiaRenee.. I am hoping it'll load from  here.

I'll try to not get too wordy, as the pictures are what we call a social story, themselves. Stephen and his friends had a blast yesterday. I was even able to let go, and trust that he'd be okay at IHOP without me,  bc I had too many things to do yesterday. He made it home just fine, and I don't even feel very guilty for not going on the 2nd part of the fieldtrip! How's that? :P

I'm going to admit something: I really hate fieldtrips. But, I remember being a kid and everyone else's moms went with our class and I would secretly be upset that my mama wasn't there. I always said, "When I grow up, I'm gonna go with my kids!" So, I feel like I have to stick to that now. It's usually okay after I get there, but by the end of the day, I have a headache that nothing can make go away.  And guess what? We were the only parents there.

We had asked his teachers to not let him know that we were going to be there, bc we wanted to observe how he behaves when we aren't around. He was an angel! (the lil stinker!) One of the last times I took him shopping with  me, I said I'd never go with him again unless someone else could go too! He pulled over a whole display of tampons! I was about 500 shades of red, and just stepped over them and kept walking as some jerk was laughing at us. (what was HE doing in the feminine product aisle anyway?) So I've gotten a little wordy, and off track, please forgive me. What I'm getting at is, here I was, feeling bad for not wanting to go and after he saw us in Walmart, he smiled and went back to shopping! He didn't even care! But, that makes me feel better. I  know he must really feel comfortable with his teachers. Please take a moment to look at our pics up there. Don't mind the blurry ones, I didn't want to use my flash in Walmart and that group of kids moved fast! If the album doesn't come up, try your refresh for me sometimes. Have a great weekend!