I was the family representative at the 8th Grade Washington Trip info meeting tonight; asking questions like "Do you take parent chaperones?" for Josh (no) and "Do the kids have to share a bed?" for Lauren (yes).
This wee one was bored to snores.
The trip itself sounds like something Josh and I would love. Museums! Monuments! Battlefields! Re-enactments! Historical documents! But would Lauren? Her interests lie more in Getting a Dress than the Gettysburg Address. Would we just be buying a very expensive kid-free week? Or would she actually get a lot of value out of it?
Advice? Did you go on a similar field trip at about that age? Or did you send your kid? Is it worth it?