Another Sports Day {The Ordinary Moments}

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Each year the children have sports day at school and it turns out to be one of their favourite days of the year. This year the format had been shaken up so instead of a whole day, each sports day was half the day, either until lunch or from lunch onwards.

It worked out that Little Man’s sports day was in the morning and LP’s was in the afternoon on the same day so I had two different sports days to enjoy on one lovely, sunny day.

I spent the morning watching Little Man’s sports day, sitting with his friends’ parents and finishing with a picnic lunch that he could enjoy with us.

After that I went and had a picnic with LP at her school before her sports day began. Yep, two lunches in one day for me!

Both sports days were the same format with a rotation of activities followed by competitive races. Little Man and LP both did their absolute best and it was interesting to see the things they were good at and others where they either had no interest or needed a little more practice.

Little Man and LP love being part of a team. They really enjoy cheering their friends on, working with their friends towards a common goal and achieving something together. Because of that they aren’t the most competitive when it comes to winning things themselves – they really do just love taking part.

This is now LP’s fourth sports day and I can say with certainty that she will never win a race. She is so small compared to her friends and she has no urge to even try and zoom out in front. All she wants to do is run along with her friends and with a smile on her face. I think I could learn a lot from LP – taking part really is all that matters.

Sports day is symbolic of the summer. It’s one thing that shows the end of term is near and for LP and Little Man it means a whole year until their next sports day – and Little Man’s last one in the infants. Have you had your sports day yet?

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I can’t wait for these moments. Lucas starts school this September. I used to hate sports day but his Dad was very sporty so it will be interesting to see who he takes after

  2. I love sports day too. N had his best ever sports day this year – it’s the same year I all of a sudden improved too, so maybe he takes after me. He knows he’ll never win the running races as the race he’s split into (his year has too many kids to do 1 race so they do 2), is the fastest (randomly) so he’s up against the 3 fastest in his year. But he still tries and it seems egg and spoon, skipping and sack races are more his thing.

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