Run Forrest, Run!


By Judith on June 14, 2012
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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!