Tomorrow my class is going on a field trip. Field trips in Kindergarten are always met by excitement as the children get to board a bus for an adventure outside of the regular school day.
I remember one particular field trip about ten years ago when my class went to a farm. The children were really excited because the farmer actually allowed the children to participate in some aspects of farming. He let them feed the chickens, pet the cows, have a hayride and play with his baby goats during our visit.
I still remember those adorable baby goats. We got to go in their pen right before our field trip ended. They would jump right up on your lap or nudge you with their nose to get you to pet them. One baby jumped up and plopped in my lap while I sat on a large rock in their pen. My students excitedly surrounded me to take turns petting it. One student's mother commented on what an adorable picture the scene would make, and got out her camera ready to capture the moment. She captured it alright! Just before she snapped the picture, my lap began to feel extremely wet and warm. I held the baby goat up with a big frown on my face as it continued to soak my pants. That priceless picture will always be a constant reminder of this very memorable trip.
Usually the children fight over who will get to sit beside me on the bus, but on that particular day, nobody wanted to sit beside me on the ride home!