This week was LP’s first proper sports day. It was a day where she got to dress in her PE kit and spend it with all of her school friends, on the school field, playing games and having fun whilst all the parents sat in the sun, watching their children’s happy little faces.
I lay on the grass with Little Man, eating a picnic and watching LP play in the different games. She played a bean bag throwing game, a hockey game, one involving a space hopper and had an egg and spoon race. I loved how excite she was, how keen to have a go and how good she was at everything she set her mind to.
I had hated sports day as a child, shying away from being the centre of attention and not liking PE or sports at all. Because of this I have been as positive about sports, exercise and PE as I can be towards LP and watching her, so happy and involved, during sports day was incredible for me.
I couldn’t have been more proud of LP. Lined up with her class she was still so petite, easily the smallest. Yet, she was saying hello to everyone, waving at children in the older classes and chatting happily to the teachers. For someone so small she is a ball of energy, pure confidence and just so lovely. She makes me so proud and times like this hit home just how proud of her I am.
My Little LP will, no doubt, always be little, but she is so big in personality and for that I am just so proud of her. She makes friends easily and where other children may just have one best friend LP thinks everyone is her best friend. She has a beautiful nature and really sets her mind to everything she tries – including the egg and spoon race where you can see the sheer determination on her face.
This sports day may be her first one but it also marks the upcoming end of her first year at school. The first school year has been a blur but LP has grown so much, learnt so much and I couldn’t be more proud.