Before I go any further, I would just like to thank the powers that be for giving me relatively quiet children who actually do as they are asked (most of the time anyway). I remember now why I changed my mind about becoming a teacher. I have nothing but admiration for someone in that situation all day, every day. The children were sooo noisy all the parent helpers had headaches by the time we got to the museum. 56 9-year-olds in the confined space of a school bus for 40 minutes is not a recipe for peace and quiet!
Apart from that though, it was a good day. Bradley loved having me there and I enjoyed myself too. The kids have been studying responsible water management and usage this term so the travelling display of "just add water" was perfect for them. They got to play with a whole lot of interactive exhibits (without actually getting wet) as well as look at all the usual stuff: dinosaurs, meteorites, crystals, the butterfly gallery and the megamouth shark.
After the bus arrived back at the school, I left the teachers to it and retreated to do a quick bit of retail therapy. (One crowd of noisy people obviously wasn't enough for the day!) The retail therapy thing worked out quite well. I managed to pick up two pairs of jeans that were normally $45 each for only $7 each. They are only KMart jeans but I'm still very pleased with that!!
So, all in all, it was a good day. My baby loves me for going on his excursion with him and I picked up a bargain!