Today was busy. I played chaperon to four boys from the fourth grade field trip. J was told to pick the kids for me to chaperon. I could beat him about the head and shoulders for choosing Joseph, perhaps the most challenging kid of all the classrooms. Joseph reminded me of how grateful I should be for my calm, well-behaved kid. Joseph and I got along well, but he kept me on my toes to where I couldn't enjoy the museum or reinactor's talk as much as I would have wanted to. Joseph also interrupted, ran, hid, bled, elbowed me in the nose, kicked me in the head with his shoe, and generally was as annoying as a kid could be. I did not beat Joseph about the head and shoulders, either, but I could have the teacher, who left him to me as she enjoyed her lunch and various gab sessions with the other teachers. This further reinforces why I have cut back on volunteering.
We went to a famous battlefield. I'd walked around there several years ago with someone I won't mention and he was a tick magnet. I was like a hound on keeping those kids out of the tall grass today. In fact, I made J wear long pants in anticipation of it.
Here are others way to sort of describe the day.