Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Field Trip Mom

In college my friends called me the "field trip mom."  I think and hope I earned this name because I was usually the one taking care of everyone which was not a bad thing.  However when they called me "field trip mom," they said I would be the one driving a mini van with a wooden necklace (they were once really popular so I may be showing my age) taking my kids to the soccer field and chaperoning field trips once I had kids.  There was nothing really wrong with this, but I knew I would never wear a wooden necklace again and I really wasn't keen on driving a mini van and I didn't really think I would be a soccer mom.  The one thing I knew for sure is that I wanted to be a mom.  I always wanted to be a mom.

So fast forward, it has been 11 years this May since I graduated college and I became a mom almost 8 years ago. 

I still haven't worn a wooden necklace since way before college, but I have become the "field trip mom" in all other areas which is OK with me. 

When I ordered my new company car last fall, I succumbed and ordered a mini van and I have come to realize I may never drive anything else, but at least I didn't have to buy this first one since it is a company car.

I love chaperoning field trips when my work schedule allows.

And I have come to love spending our Friday nights and Saturday mornings in the Spring and Fall at the local soccer fields.  Last night was our oldest's last game of the season and she was selected the game captain.  I have to admit I didn't even know that they had game captains in the U8 league, but I was very proud to be her mom as I always am.  

So yes, I will proudly say, I am the field trip mom as we get ready to head to the soccer fields this morning for our son's last game of the season. 

1 comment:

  1. You are such a good mom. I haven't let my kids play sports yet. I can't keep up:(


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