Last week I helped chaperone Brady's class fieldtrip. We went to Zoo America in Hershey which is about an hour away from us.
I was in charge of seven 3rd graders....and this was the first sight my group saw/heard upon arriving at the zoo....
I'm not sure if they were panthers or leopards or whatever because we didn't stop long enough to read the little information sign. The kids were like, "why is he on top of him?" "Why are they fighting? "Is he going to kill him?"
It was one of the worst sounds I've ever heard! The leopard (on the bottom of course) was screaming and yelling...it was awful. I think I am scarred for life!
I told the kids the leopards must be brothers and were in a big fight! I assured them they were just playing around. I was so so thankful not one of them actually knew what was going on. I quickly distracted the kids with something else around the corner...and we moved on.
It poured down rain the entire time we were there.
I was kicking myself for not specifying when I signed up for this gig that I would help out...as long as it was a sunny day!
The kids were all great though....they didn't care one bit about the rain or being sopping wet. I don't think I heard one complaint the entire time we were there.
The day after the field trip, Brady brought home the sweetest thank you cards that each student in our group made for me. The boys all drew snakes on their cards...they knew that would get me! And one of the girls drew me this picture that had me rolling on the floor....
I love it! A keeper for sure!