Evidently, I do things like chaperone field trips now. I've been on two in the past month. Yesterday was the zoo and I must say that I am not as patient as I would like to be and was very much looking forward to a gin and tonic at the end of the day.
The kids are a little squirrelly as it is the end of the school year and they seemed more interested in hiding in bushes than looking at the animals. Generally speaking, the boys are jostly and the girls are bossy. Upon further reflection, these generalizations of gender are not confined to the elementary school set but seem to continue late in life.