First Field Trip!

Lilah takes her first field trip.

Today, Lilah Rose and her mama packed off into the car with one of Lilah's classmates and his mother and off they went into the early morning sunlight.  Where were they headed?  You might ask were you in the mood to be asking.  Why, to the puppet theater, and to Lilah's very first field trip.  I have tons of memories of being a kid about going on field trips (generally to places like Greenfield Village or the Henry Ford museum) and I can't really recall going on a field trip as young as she is, but I think it's awesome they got to go.

Of course, my lack of presence there means all my experience of the events is from my wife and daughter (and more from my wife since Lilah wasn't in much of a edifying mood after she got home.)  What I do know is that, at one point, the puppets were kneading some bread and Lilah exlaimed "They're making bagels!"  For a little girl who often helps her mama make bagels at home by, in fact, kneading the dough, this is some spot on reasoning.  Apparently, from what I gather, the play was about a grandma and grandpa who cannot have children so they make a little boy out of a butterball (not a turkey, I asked) and he takes on life like the gingerbread man or Pinnochio.  Much like Pinnochio (which is probably based on this old Russian folk tale) the butterball boy runs away from home.  Lilah told me he meets many animals, including a bear, who all want to eat him.

Though it seems like an odd place to leave you hanging, that is really all I was able to get out of her.  The more important thing is that she was very well behaved on her first field trip and she quite liked the experience.  It doesn't hurt that the experience was good for my wife, too.  I, on the other hand, spent my time driving to Costco to find out they aren't hiring presently and then revising a script I wrote recently, so my interaction for the day was pretty limited which is why this is so short.  But maybe I can get more out of her in the coming days and try to include it next week.

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