Today was the first time this school year the preschoolers went on a field trip along with the elementary kids to see a stage performance of Annie. I was fairly confident that things would go well. The preschool side only two classes went (3-5 year olds) and between 4 teachers the kids were split up among us and I had three kids. When we got to the school there was so much mass confusion that I ended up with at least 10 children that I had all holding hands in a single file. I very much felt like Mary Poppins with the kids all holding hands in a line.
There was confusion when we got there since the people in charge were not ready for so almost 40 children and most of the children's parents and teachers from one school. The show was rather good for a low budget show.
At the end of the show I took my 10 kids to the bathroom. Since it was a mixture of boys and girls I had to find one of the dads that came along to take my boys into the bathroom while I took the girls into the very much long line of the woman's bathroom. When I finally came out of the bathroom I found one of my boys wandering around the lobby and I flipped. He had come with his mom and brother and it turns out the mom left with one boy and left one behind to finish the show and told no one that she was taking one of them and leaving the other behind. So with my 10 kids plus the one that was lost and the dad we made our way down to the bus.
When we got back all the parents who had come took their kids with them and there were only a few kids left so we had a kick back day and didn't do any kind of work with them which they all loved. Ended with two hours of overtime. I have been awake since 4 am and as of now it's almost 11 at night. I am beyond tired and am so ready to sleep.