Thought I’d share out Sports Day experiences with you thus far (a grand total of 2!)
Last year, I have to confess I was a little nervous on our first Sports Day. After all, competitive sports is not really my daughter’s thing – she has little legs which are still building up their strength and she is easily caught off balance due to her extraordinary flexibility and hypotonia. I worried for her self-esteem if she came last in all the events….
I needn’t have worried….I laughed a lot (and wiped my moist eyes!) when she came last in her running race – she didn’t have a hope of keeping up with her much longer legged peers but she did it with such aplomb! She didn’t give 2 hoots that they had left her for dust. Instead, she merrily waved to her crowd as she ran past whilst ALL the kids in the school chanted her name in encouragement! She felt like a champion! I felt humbled that she had found her way into so many peoples hearts and how they look out for her, support her and encourage her – children and adults alike.
Then she went on to shamelessly cheat in the egg and spoon race – there was some definite use of the other hand to hold the egg on!
However, this year…..the running race was pretty much the same, she came last to great cheers and with a big beaming smile on her face! However, in the egg and spoon race – there was NO cheating and she came 2nd out of 4 – steady pace and careful technique won over the 2 boys behind her – very proud! 🙂