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.