Wednesday, May 14, 2008

adventures of field trip mom

So. I was field trip mom today – something about which I have mixed feelings. I love that it makes meg feel special, but on the other hand, I have to be field trip mom. so I rode into the museum with another mom, who I will describe for you, for the sake of the story. She is a single mom of 38, dressed like she’s 23…without the figure to pull it off. she called me “dude” the whole time, and her car smelled like smoke. Within about 10 minutes of the museum she says to me, “dude, seriously, I gotta take a piss.” I’m thinking, well, we’re almost at the museum. Then we had to drive around the block 2 or 3 times to find a parking spot, and she repeats herself. We find a spot 3 blocks from the museum and we’re walking past beautiful old houses that have been converted into lawyers offices, etc, when she suddenly says, “dude, I’m gonna go pee over there” and she crosses the street toward one such house. Walks past the house and into the parking lot. She peed in the bushes at the back of the parking lot. While I waited, stunned, across the street. In downtown Raleigh. The nice part, not the skeevy part where lots of people are peeing in the parking lots. Then proceeded to cross the street back to me, cheerfully chatting away while we walked the remaining block to the museum. I have no frame of reference for this. None whatsoever!

5 comments:

Annie said...

Oh my gosh! You win the award for the most bizarre field trip mom experience ever!

Ren said...

Stunned? No words can even describe what I would have thought...well, maybe mortified, disgusted, repulsed, confused and possibly...curious. Curious as to why she would think that was OK...Yeah, that's straight out of an ER episode!

*marissa* said...

bwhahahaha! how fun was that! honestly sounds like people i grew up with. but you showed love like jesus, and that's all that matters! oh good times, dude!

Light said...

wow freaky weird...

Mrs. Hall said...

Oh my gosh...PLEASE tell those teachers so they can pass the word on. I'm sure that is not the kind of role model they want on their trips!