In my never-ending quest to find a way to pass Biology (Oh, that class!), my lab group and I went on an extra credit field trip to a local zoo, wildlife preserve, and animal sanctuary. We spent the day classifying animals. Baby Boy came along as my official tutor and tour guide.
We had so much fun!
I mean, it was so reminiscent of our homeschool field trips! I think Baby Boy and I may have irritated my lab group because we had so much fun together and almost forgot that we were supposed to be there in an academic capacity. A lot of them are very young and I don't think they're used to young adults and their parents getting along so well. Actually, for the first time in almost a year, we forgot about classroom academics and went back to learning as fun and exciting and doesn't need to take place in the confines of four walls. It was such a liberating day!
I usually hate to see animals in cages of any kind, but this particular zoo is actually made up of retired circus performers, confiscated exotic pets, and abandoned animals, so I know that this is a safe place for these animals to live out their golden years.
I'm not sure if this was a good trip or a bad trip for me. I've been really going through homeschool withdrawal lately. I'm seriously missing all the time Baby Boy and I spent learning, living, and growing together. I do love the young man he's become, but, boy do I feel old and useless most days.
Actually, now that I think about it, it was a very good trip. An amazing trip! I'm trying to focus on cherishing all the time we have together instead of mourning the time we spend apart. At least that's what I'm telling myself. ;-)
Now I'm off to write that report. Oy!
Until next time . . .