Today was sports day for my youngest daughter. This means, the last EVER sports day I will be required to attend as a parent! As my daughter prepares to leave primary school in 6 weeks time, I’m slowly ticking off the ‘lasts’ (last school concert, last school trip, last sports days, and soon, last round of teachers’ pressies!).
|Bethany – middle of picture|
Now my daughter’s primary school don’t usually have a parents’ race, but this year they decided it would be hilarious to humiliate the parents by making them compete in 4 x 80m relay races! Typical this is the one year hubbie decides not to attend!
And so wracked with guilt at not being able to attend all the required school outings, I allowed myself to get talked into representing Room 13! (My eldest daughter was with me and almost turned green at the thought of being showed up by mum!).
I hadn’t come prepared, and had to borrow a pair of trainers from my daughter’s 11 year old friend! Oh why did I choose today to wear the trousers that are too short in the leg (they were tucked down boots up til now) with socks that didn’t match!
I leave you with the photographic evidence (see if you can spot me!) and the pride that as my team came 3rd, the first 3 teams had to run again, only this time against the teachers! No guesses for who came last!!
I left school today with one child grinning from ear to ear in pride, the other hastily distancing & disowning herself from me and my leg muscles screaming at the fact they haven’t been made to run in about 20 years!
I think I might be paying for it tomorrow!