Thursday, September 28, 2006

Enjoy Your Trip!

The Mayor went on his first field trip yesterday but he can't remember a thing about it.

He has chattered on endlessly about the van ride to the puppet show, who rode in the van with him, who rode in the other van and what he saw looking out the van windows.


When K and I asked him about the puppet show he got a completely blank look on his face.


"Puppets? What puppets? Why do you keep speaking of puppets?


At first I was sort of puzzled. Wasn't the whole point of the field trip to see a puppet show?


Then I realized that
The Mayor is living well.

He's already wise enough to know what some of us have to read (and re-read) on Hallmark cards and fortune cookies.


Life is not about the destination, it's about the journey itself.


19 comments:

Pendullum said...

I know that we have only known each other for a few short months...
But I have to get something off my chest...
I love you and your family!!!
There its out there....
I said it...
ahhhh...

Pendullum said...

P.s.I always say that it is not about the destination....
and that is essentially why I do not own a car...
My daughter and I hoof it EVERYWHERE!!!!
and she always sees something interesting along the way...9 years later...

Blog Antagonist said...

I. Love. TCFPA. Love it. My kids? Not so much. I volunteer every time there is a field trip there and my kids just roll their eyes at me.

Owen sounds like a very wise little fella!

urban-urchin said...

Owen has saved himself years of misery. Wise boy.

My kid had her first field trip yesterday too- I tagged along. It was a fascinating and beautiful turn of the century, 200 acre, working farm without electricity or gas powered motors. They churned butter, cracked corn, etc. etc. When my husband asked her about the field trip her response was "we watched piglets going poop." THAT'S what she remembers.

Kristin said...

Owen did right by not recalling the puppet show... puppets are evil and will steal your soul if you look at them.

Diana said...

(kristin- LOL! That's why sesame street is so popular!)

Owen has a great view of life already. I used to be the kid that never acted up on the bus- I was too busy looking out the window at the trees and sights, wishing I could photograph it all so i could take it home with me.

blessedmomx3 said...

This makes me feel MUCH better. We drove to California when I was 13 to see Disney World or Land--whichever one it is--and I can't remember hardly a single thing about it except for the parking lot. Maybe I was just appreciating the journey there???

P.S. How come you can post pictures and I can't??? And I'm waiting for the perm mullet pic!

Waya said...

Oh, wise one! Lend me your ears! That was so cute! Get with it Mama!

hautemama said...

Owen is living well..kids remind us to slow down and be silly!

Momish said...

Owen is a bright boy indeed. The road trips are always the more interesting and fun parts!

carmachu said...

You're lucky. Sarah goes to preschool and she doesnt tell us anything.

I know more about what her friend does at school, then what she does.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Soooo true. Walking up to the playground in our neighborhood takes as long as it does to actually play on the playground for my son. I go crazy from the meandering walk, but it has made me stop and smell the roses. literally.

Lisa

Stefanie T. said...

Yes, kids instinctively understand that, huh? We grown-ups seem to lose that knowledge somewhere along the way.

Irene said...

yes, yes, yes! thanks for reminding me!

Christina_the_wench said...

OMG puppets and clowns scare the bejeezus out of me. Kinda like a Ouija board. Owen is a wise boy to ignore them.

Natsthename said...

I am with Christina_the_wench in that I freak over puppets and clowns, but throw in the Munchkins and Oompa Loompas and I'm a basket case. At least Owen didn't freak over the puppets!

And, indeed, it's all about the journey. :-)

The Medium Swede said...

I totally agree about the fear and or hatred of puppets thing. I remember being traumatized by Lady Elaine Fairchild in the land of make believe on Mr. Roger's. Come to think of it, I didn't like Daniel Striped Tiger either.

Mommy off the Record said...

Awwww. Loved this post. He IS a wise little man.

I should remember this more myself..especially considering I have a 4 hour car ride tomorrow with my husband and my 15 month old. Ugh.

Sandra Miller said...

This is a wonderful post-- you've got a smart boy there.

The puppet, on the other hand-- now that thing just made me shudder.