I'm going on my son's field trip tomorrow bc I don't trust his school!!
On a field trip with my older son last year, in the same school still, as a joining parent, not chaperone, I found one of my son's classmates as we were going through the park, less than an hour into the trip. After spending a solid 15 minutes looking for the chaperone she was supposed to be with, I gave up and had her tag along with my son and me. Even when we got to the lunch meetup, I had the girl point out who her chaperone was supposed to be and it was as if the mother never even noticed she was missing a child!! I decided to keep her with me for the rest of the day, only telling the teacher about the situation at the end of the trip; I couldn't risk the little girl getting lost twice :(
Anywho, my little PSA of the day is to please remember that sending your little one on a school field trip may mean entrusting your baby to a stranger. Personally, I don't think I'll be allowing that to happen for a few more years.