Yesterday while dropping Nathan off at daycare, his teacher handed me a permission slip in order for Nathan to attend a field trip!
I have to admit that I was both giddy with excitement and a little bid sad. After nearly two years at daycare, Nathan is finally old enough to attend outside activities.
I totally talked up the field trip to Nathan all night. I told him how he would ride the bus, go to the farm and visit the animals.
This morning as he was throwing his usual "I don't want to go to the creche" tantrum. I told him again about the bus, and the farm, and yada yada. The only thing that stuck with him was that he would be riding a bus - and boy was he excited.
The entire ride in to the daycare all he could talk about was the bus this, and the bus that. Screw the farm, this kid was going to ride a bus! He even called me out when we arrived at the parking lot and there was no bus. I had to explain that the bus would come later after all the kids were there. He was hesitant, but armed with his back pack he proudly walked into daycare.
Field trip days were definitely my favorite part of school, because who doesn't want to skip school for a day and go somewhere new.
Hopefully he will build the same kind of memories. This is yet another milestone that has come much too quickly.
If the field trip fails to impress I guess I can always ride around on the city bus.