“Genuine question, Why is the personal fieldtrip 'not the same'?”
hp blogger Carter Gaddis on Apr 23, 2014 at 16:07:28
“I think what Kelly DeNardo said in her comment is true for our family, too, Matt. There's an air of excitement during a school trip that is not the same as when it's just our family on the weekends or vacations. It's different because our kids have their established relationships and roles in the context of school, and it's a thrill for them to introduce their parents into that equation.”
kakimom on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:17:15
“In my experience, with four children, my kids always wanted to "show off" mom and dad. Yes, we too did our own personal field trips if me or my husband couldn't attend, but there was always something exciting about our kids having mom or dad as the chaperone for them and their friends that made their adventure seem so much better and enjoyable.”
“Our son was born (July 1) with a birth defect that required immediate intubation to allow him to breathe. The problem could not have been spotted at the 20-week ultrasound and my wife (27) had an otherwise healthy pregnancy. He subsequently required surgery and is recovering ok now.
I also don't agree with anyone who says there are extra risks to the baby with a home birth. But in our particular case, a home birth would have almost certainly meant brain damage or death for our child, simply because of the absence of immediate emergency care.
Also, the term 'practice' has multiple meanings and 'medical practice' and 'practice makes perfect' are two very different meanings. The first has to do with applying known science in a procedural way, the second has to do with getting better at a skill.”