Wednesday, September 24, 2008

field trip

I haven't had a lot to say partly because I have had a headache for a week and that is very abnormal for me.  

Today I went on a field trip with my son to a place called Young Ameritowne.  It was very cool.  The kids have been preparing at school by doing job interviews, learning how to write checks, training for their jobs, electing town officials and voting on laws.

The town has little shops and such and the kids are assigned a job.  They were busy all day!  They have checkbooks they use to pay for goods and services from the shops on their breaks.

The laws of the town were:
~When exiting the bathroom you must say "I'm a big kid now."
~ When the Chicken Dance song plays, you  must stop what you are doing and chicken dance.
~ When the Addams Family Theme plays you have to snap along.
Also, no chewing gum, no running, boring stuff like that.

If a police officer caught someone breaking the law, the criminal had to go before the judge for sentencing and possibly be sentenced to sing I'm a Little Teapot and pay a fine.

I would have loved it as a kid.  There is a radio station and a TV station and a bank and all kinds of fun shops.  I helped in the medical clinic.

It was mostly fun, but there were a lot of decibels in there and I am not very decibel tolerant.


  1. Sounds like fun! Do you still have a headache?

  2. I think what Mel meant was, How much worse is your headache?

  3. Sounds like a fun trip! How's your head, still hurting? Is it menstrual, you think?

  4. The headache is still here. It is partly from my neck and last week I thought it was menstrual, but I don't think it is now.
    It hurts around my eyes, too, and last night I was nauseous with it.

  5. Ok..the sounds like fun..was regarding the trip..:)

    I am sorry you are hurting!! :( Are you doing better today? Allergies?

  6. The field trip sounded like a blast. I "hear" you on the decibel thing - I have the same issue.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  7. I don't do decibels well either. It would have been fun when I was a kid. What a clever idea.

  8. Kay, I don't think you would have liked it as a kid, you were magga shy, remember?

  9. Julie,
    Yeh, but they went with their own class. I was pretty much only shy around grown ups.
    It was a cool place where kids could pretend they were grown up. It would have been fun.

  10. I was shy around grownups too as a kid.


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