Last fall, I was crazy enough to VOLUNTEER to chaperon a school trip to Chicago.
Fortunately, I am not the only insane parent. There were 32 adults and 29 kids on the trip. Rule number one of parenting : it's better to outnumber them. ;)
We had a blast. The kids are gifted and our school has special classes for them. This year, the overarching theme was architecture. So while in Chicago, we went on architectural tours - a boat cruise, a walking tour of Oak Park, where Frank Lloyd Wright had his studio, a walking tour of the Loop, with emphasis on the architecture. I learned a lot. I walked a lot - my knee is not happy with me.
We went to the Blue Man Group one night. That was flipping AWESOME!!!!!!!! When we got the itinerary for the trip, I was a little hesitant about seeing them. I didn't think it would be my kind of thing. I loved it! We laughed so hard, danced so hard. We were in the nosebleed seats, so ponchos weren't needed.
And why, is the best thing about a vacation for the kids the damned pool? Just wondering.