Thursday, January 17, 2008

M is for Market

Today was a big day in Preschool Land! We had a field trip! Our assignment today was to learn about community helpers at the grocery store. Part of me feels bad for all the regular shoppers that had to weave their way through our mob of 48 preschoolers and about 48 parents! We got to do all sorts of exciting things like see the receiving dock, walk into refrigerators, watch the butcher and his magic steal glove that keeps him from slicing his fingers off, watch the baker decorate a cake, tour the deli and last but not least, Starbucks!

Each child was given a goody bag to begin with. Now Abby is just about the smallest child out of all 48 kids, if not THE smallest. It was amusing to watch her struggle with this goodie bag full of the most gigantic apple you've ever seen, some oranges, a banana and things we collected along the way like string cheese and a full bottle of water. So guess who got to hold both bags. Yup! Yours truly. Not only that but Tom and Abby would not leave my side. While most of the class stood ahead of the parents:

The other children happily walked the tour, listened to the speeches and asked questions, while Tom and Abby stood in the back with me, gripping my hand the entire way:

At the end of the tour we got a cookie from the bakery and a milkshake from Starbucks! It was the tiniest milkshake I've ever seen but Tom sure enjoyed it. And so did I, since Abby was more interested in her bottle of water, I got to indulge in her 2 ounce vanilla milk shake with whipped cream. Yum.


The Mantha Family said...

That looks like so much fun! Seriously, I would love to go on a tour of the grocery store. And you guys got some nice goodies!

Chipmunk Chatter said...

What an awesome idea!! I want to go on a tour of a grocery store!