If you’re one of the many parents who agree to chaperone elementary school field trips then we salute you. If you’ve never had the pleasure of wrangling dozens of squirmy, hangry children then look no further. One father has hilariously live-tweeted his experience of taking a group of school children to London's Science Museum so you don’t have to.
Simon Smith volunteered to take his daughter and 59 of her classmates on a day trip to and he took to Twitter to give a first-hand account.
“Teachers and teaching assistants: you have my utmost respect,” wrote the London father. Unfortunately, he signed a risk assessment and promised not to take photos. Rest assured, his saga is still gold.
First things first, the bus was an event in and of itself. All 60 kids were sent to the toilet before boarding the bus. Naturally, none of them needed to use it.
Also, “bruv”? We’re still not totally sure what that means.
Things take a dark turn when, one mile into the trek, a majority of the lunches are consumed and toilets suddenly become a hot commodity.
Smith goes on to narrate the conversations between the 10-year-olds, which he calls "a barrage of ear-piss now about Fortnite, coach crashes, and the new PS5 console coming out in September for FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS." (We checked: it's definitely not that expensive).
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Let's be real: it wouldn't be a field trip without some peculiarly questionable smells wafting around.
The dad hilariously tweets about being asked by the children to explain where a certain smell is coming from, and we're not talking about bowel movements, either, but rather that of marijuana.
The whole bit goes well into the evening, when Smith said none of the children had fallen asleep, and a combination of crying and puking was occurring.
Simon Smith – and anyone who's taken on the task of guarding 60 kids through any field trip – we salute you for your service.
And if you have ever taken kids on science field trip, or are a scientist who had to fend off said kids on a trip, share with us your stories in the comments!
[H/T: Evening Standard]