Duration: All Damned Day (I'm pretty sure that's what it said on the actual volunteer sheet).
Three grade five classes.
Five girls in my group.
One kick-ass museum (that unfortunately is very easy to lose children in).
Wood carvings, totem poles and puffin head masks.
Writing your name in hieroglyphics.
A pyramid mystery workshop and a very realistic-looking mummy.
A crazy funny museum employee and a hilarious music workshop involving elastics with pennies wrapped around our shoes to make tappers, Indonesian musical instruments, African drums, a story about a rhinoceros and an elephant, and a move called 'le wiper'. (Yep. I tap danced. With my son. Pretty much worth the price of admission right there, wouldn't you say?)
Roughly two hours of bus riding both ways.
One kid with a poked eye and one with his head stuck in the sleeve of his jacket.
Two extra-strength Advil.
One day that turned out considerably better than I thought it might.