A Field Trip To Irony

Micah went on a field trip to a corn maze today. It wasn't ours. How very ironic. Next year I will need to make them aware that they have a student in their school whose family actually runs a maze. And it's right here in town.

The theme of the day was Go Green. We were all to pack a completely disposable lunch. I hear another theme going on here called irony. The kids got to feed the llamas, go on a hay ride, and listen to a lecture on saving the Earth. We didn't go through the maze.

Say it with me: how very ironic.

I liked the lecture myself. *insert much sarcasm* They sat several classes of kindergarteners down and talked to them for an hour on composting and worm casings, on windmills and solar power and how in 20 years they'll be buying houses run by these clean energies, and how styrofoam was the worst stuff ever invented because it will never decompose. (Yep, these are the words they used. I can't make this stuff up.) My very favorite was the talk on reusable tote bags and how the plastic ones fill up landfills. This was just before they handed each child a plastic bag to take their pumpkin home in.

That ranks right up there with the irony of sending home the information sheet on the Go Green theme and asking you to pack the disposable lunch. You know what bothers me? A double standard. Can you tell?

It seems that when a sense of humor freezes over it turns to sarcasm. Today's high was somewhere in the mid 40's. And I only wish that I were kidding.

So today was rather a bust, but thankfully there's still that thing from yesterday that has me grinning like the Cheshire cat every time I think of what may be in tomorrow's mail. Go, Prentke Romich!

Ahem.

Last evening I spent time with the kids. Yeh, awwwww and all that. Our one-year membership to Picture People is about to expire and I am the ultimate slacker mom. We haven't been there since having their pictures done last year. This also means that I had a pocketful of fun freebies to use, and being Cheapest Person on Planet Earth I couldn't let that happen. Plus, there's that thing where they haven't been photographed as a group in a year.

And I know that my patented picture-of-a-picture is less than stellar. But it's all I've got. Someday I may actually spend money *gasp* and get myself a working scanner.









27 comments:

Poltzie said...

Wicked pics, I LOVE them!!

The Sports Mama said...

First.... Becky is going to end up being a beautiful daughter-in-law for me one day.

Next, I LOVE how it looks like she's got a grip on Micah in the first three pictures, and how it looks like Micah might be possibly telling you he's ready for potty training in that last one.

BUT.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE the one of them all standing. Its perfect!

the planet of janet said...

the one of them standing? you should blow that up poster-sized. it's PRICELESS!

and when did becky get to be so grown up?? not allowed.

Kidzmama said...

What, no freebie CD coupon? The pictures are great. I love the one of them all standing back to back. Also like the striped theme.

I can easily see why Becky has a boyfriend. What a cutie.

JennyH said...

Love the pictures! Is that a "tie" on Micah shirt? very cute. I like the one with them standing back to back. Micah looks so proud. Such cute kiddos.

I'm sure all those kindergarteners were thrilled on hearing how to go green. What were they thinking?!! Too funny about handing out plastic bags for the pumpkins after they just said they sit in landfills!

Flea said...

LOVE the last two photos!!! And I think that Sports Mama needs to rethink the whole daughter-in-law thing. Oatmeal Head will be in the market for a wife about the same time and Becky looks like his type. :D

Michelle said...

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around a totally disposable lunch. I get teaching about the environment, but how about we make it age appropriate oh and umm not hypocritical!

Love those pics! You have to buy a membership to Picture People? I went once there this spring and loved what they did (and spent more money than I'd intended of course) but they never once mentioned a membership to me. maybe they just really wanted us out of there ;)

Michelle said...

Oh and I almost forgot -- I love love LOVE that tie shirt!

SgtSudsWife said...

I am sure those Kindy Kids would have had much more fun at the Rocking Pony Maze.

I love thos pics.I love the Picture People too.Very good poses.My favorite is the one with Micah laying down and the other 3 kids leaning over him like they are havin to hold him down.Hehe

My boys are Army Brats said...

I LOVE the pictures! I love the barefeet! My favorite is with the four kids back to back!

Sorry that your field trip lacked in the fun department. I'm glad our pumpkin patch field trip wasn't crazy like that but we did have to deal with grumpy workers which seemed ironic to me...get a new job if you can't pretend to like kids!

Cecily R said...

Awesome pics...gee whiz your kids are adorable!!

Oh, and I LOVE LOVE that your humor turned to sarcasm today. I must be in a similar mood because it made me laugh. A lot.

Karen said...

The pictures turned out really cute.
There is nothing I love to make fun of more than a double standard.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Ironic, indeed.

I LOVE the pic of them all standing back to back!

Burgh Baby said...

Picture People never disappoints, and I never fail to be amazed that your kids cooperate for photos. It blows my mind.

Trisha said...

I love irony and the field trip was full of it.

Say - your kids are great looking. The poses are fun too. Thanks for sharing! I love Micah in the last picture!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Yay for the machine showing up. And, they used those HUGE words to talk to kids that young? Sometimes adults can be so stupid.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Adorable pics! The last is my favorite.

The hypocrasy gags me, and I'm a be-a-good-steward-of-the-earth kinda gal who has taken her own bags to the store for years and recycles as much as I can. A plastic bag for a pumpkin? Losers!!!

Jenn said...

Cute pics, the one of them standing back to back is neat. I have never seen one like that before!

Caution Flag said...

Love that last one! Just love it.

Jennifer said...

Love those pictures, what beautiful kids you make :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Aren't they beautiful?! What great photos.

Great maze trip. Maybe they can let you do it again ;-)

Karen Deborah said...

I can soooooo relate! In Santa Cruz we went to see the elephant seals on the coast. After hearing the whole non interference bull crap; these animals are so used to humans walking sorund them tagging them etc,.. we walked by a BABY elephant seal that had gotten lost by just going up and over a sand dune. The little guy was probably following PEOPLE. But these so called rocket scientists and environmentalists would not HELP the baby back over the dune. The little guy had to fend for himself. So in the name of all that is "right" and "politically correct" these scientists watched this baby animal starve to death in the hot sun. I nearly went BALISTIC! I was traumatized for life.

Great pics of all your beyoootiful kids!

caramama said...

Those pictures are fantastic!

Michelle said...

I can't believe they gave that age group an hour long talk on going green! I bet those kids just wanted to get out and explore! I had to laugh about using reusable totes, but then giving them plastic bags for the pumpkins. Huh?

Love, love, love the pictures! They all came out great! I hate when I have freebie coupons for something and they expire...I feel like I let something go to waste LOL

Trannyhead said...

Dude - no wonder the boys are beating down your door! Becky is hawt!

And look at how ADORABLE Micah is.

PS - nice shirt he's wearing!

Andrea said...

Those are awesome picture. I love Micah's shirt!! I love the second to last one!! That is too cute!

Shellie said...

That is so ironic and so typical of our crazy society.