Well, yeah, I do. Sort of. I mean, when you ride on a school bus with 40 fifth graders to a field trip at the Science Museum, and half the Massachusetts student population is there, and you have to keep an eye on your group, some of whom are whining a bit, and everyone is running from one exhibit to another and you are older than most of the moms, and today you REALLY feel it, and ...and...and...well, you get the picture.
Actually I am half joking. It was was not bad at all. It was even fun and very noisy in a fun way. I called my husband from the bus and tried to let him hear the din of the students' bus ride giddiness. Somehow, I do not think it translated.
Since my youngest son will be in middle school next year, this is most likely the last field trip I will get to go on, so I did feel a little misty eyed at the thought of the end of an era. But that misty eyed feeling left me when I recalled going with my now college age son on a field trip when he was in first grade. We went to the Boston Common. Every other elementary school within a 150 mile radius was there, too, for free ice cream. That still ranks as the worst field trip of all time, bar none.
All in all I sat by myself on the bus (being the older mom) and I thought about books I would like to write. As I said in an earlier post, I do like noise that cuts out everything else. I wondered if I could get a white noise machine with one of the categories being "FIELD TRIP." Because, if truth be told, I loved the din of it and it made me wish I had a note pad to write on.
So this leads me to a question: can a person create his own white noise machine with the sounds that shut the external stuff out? If you have the answer to this let me know.