First Class Excursion

Today is Little Edison’s first class excursion. It is a supermarket tour to City Square Mall. There will also be magic show and outdoor playground activities. Lunch will be at MacDonald’s. It will be a six-hour program from 8am to 2pm.

When we received the registration form from the school last week, we were in two minds about signing him up for the excursion. Initially, I thought that it is a parent-accompanied excursion. But apparently, it is NOT. The school will arrange school bus for the children to travel to and from City Square Mall. Parents can pick up their children from school at 2pm.

The theme for this term’s learning is fruits and vegetables. Therefore, the supermarket tour is to enhance their learning and give them an opportunity to see for themselves things that they learn in school. It is quite educational actually.

But but but…

Little Edison is not even THREE. Will he be able to take care of himself without our presence? His naptime is at 11:30am everyday. What if he is sleepy and cranky? Can he endure till 2pm? Will he get frustrated if he is not allowed to explore on his own in the supermarket? What if he is lost? He likes to run about in the supermarket too. What if he fall down and knock his head?

There are endless question marks in my mind. I’m a great worrier, I admit. I worry about pretty much anything and everything about Little Edison participating in the excursion on his own.

At the end, I decided NOT to allow him to participate. If only it’s a parent-accompanied excursion, I’ll definitely say YES and tag along.

So, Little Edison is at Grandma’s house today. No school. No excursion.

 

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Hi, Just to share my bit. my girl’s school organised an outing in July to Botanic garden. no parents accompanied. Her school theme for that month is about picnic. initially, im quite half-hearted too, but hubby and i decided to let her have her first school excursion after knowing othe rmummy sign up for their kids too. At the end, we were glad we let her go, as she is so excited over the picnic and talk about it when she came home. maybe you are not ready yet, but nowadays nursery /kindergarten will have such outing onece or twice… Read more »
It is a pity you didn’t let your son go. He would have enjoyed himself, although a trip to the shopping mall is not as educational as a trip to the park and also can be quite unsafe with the escalator and high floors. My daughter’s school organises excursions almost monthly and the teachers take good care of them. In fact, she behaves herself in such group settings due to peer pressure of conforming to rules set and group norms. You will find that the children listen to instructions and do not run away, cause trouble etc. Your son is… Read more »

Wonder what I’ll do when it’s my turn, my son is only eleven months and I have been putting myself in many “what-ifs” situations :p
Hubby always thinks I am quite paranoid haha

Frankly, in my opinion, I’m also not for such outings unless I tag along. But if I tag along then what’s the fun for the little one? I remember when we were kids, outings were limited to Primary school but now they start as young as 2! Frankly, with so many kids, I hardly doubt the teacher is able to have her eyes everywhere. But,we, being mothers, can do 10,000 things at 1 time and still have our eyes on them. My son is very active and like you, I still do not think he is ready to venture on… Read more »