I LOATHE them and have to go on every.single.one
I have my own kids and NEVER once did I volunteer to be a chaperone. I feel like all the kids go nuts and act like fools and I just hate it.
I work at a small charter school and last year at the end of the year we went to the New England Aquarium. I love that place and it is $$ so when I found out I was a little excited to go on a field trip for once.
All the teachers and staff carry cell phones provided by the school b/c we don't have land lines. So we are about 10 minutes away from the aquarium and I get a call from a teacher on one of the other buses that one of the students is "throwing up and getting sick" on her bus. I'm like "what do you want me to do? I'm on a different bus"? She says "Can you meet us on our bus when we arrive"? So we arrive at the aquarium and they offload the kids from the bus where the girl got sick. I climb onto the bus and am smacked in the face with the most god-awful smell EVER. Think vomit mixed with putrid raw sewage.
I seriously almost puked myself. So the girl who had thrown up, also had several episodes of explosive diarrhea all over herself, the floor of the bus, the seat of the bus...I am surprised none made it onto the ceiling. So I spent the next TWO HOURS cleaning up this poor kid who had to stand in the middle of the bus aisle while I peeled her clothes off and tried to wipe her down. Bless the bus driver who was lovely and tried to help. Seriously worst day ever. Kid eventually made it into the aquarium and got to see some of it before we had to leave to head back to school.
So next week I am blessed with going apple picking with the first graders b/c we have two kids with diastat and two with epi-pens for bee stings...can't wait!