I accompanied Parker and his class on a fieldtrip to the UC Berkeley's Botanical Garden. They looked at strange flowers, smelled lovely roses, saw a nest, and a big lizard. They were happy. The docents were old and old school suggesting that "the boys would especially enjoy climbing on the rocks." All the moms of girls were horrified. One docent even suggested grouping the kids by boys and girls. I suggested, quietly to another mom, that we split them between the kids who were smart and stupid.