Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Winner takes it all.

First school sports as a parent is always filled with excitement,hopes and dreams of your child blitzing the sports field with their amazing sports skill, speed and agility. Bugger the "as long as you have fun" - lets be honest - we all want our child to get thje blue ribbon. It was hard to contain my excitement when I recieved the letter saying that Violet was in the red team and school sports would be on soon.

Fast forward to Monday night and school sports was held at the local oval. The atmosphere of children in their house colours and cheering on their team mates was so infectious. There were parent officials, coloured witches hats out to mark out the course and ofcourse the sausage sizzle.
The games had started.
Now someone has to come last in these competitions - whether it be a running race, the long jump, the shotput etc - otherwise how can there be a winner right? Well, lets just say I didnt expect it to be my child!
In everything!
By miles.
And miles.

But do you know what????
She had the best time - EVER!


Blogger Stomper Girl said...

I think the sequins on her competitor's shirt were slowing her down.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Melly said...

That sounds just like me at school!! Good on her!! As you say, it has to happen to someone he-he ;)

2:10 PM  
Blogger h&b said...

That is funny.
OTOH, me, the 'girl who always came last' has birthed some kind of running freak. It's a gene neither I, or the child's father are aware of.

Disgustingly, we encourage his running from the comfort of the couch.

Eating fried food.
Covered in chocolate.

( Glad she had a good time ;)

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a child wins their first race it will generate their enthusiasm for sport if they run last and it still generates enthusiasm...that is a bonus.

11:28 AM  
Blogger miss marzie said...

what an inspiring story - my child is obviously in a different age group otherwise your child would not have come last. My boy still loved it.

1:56 PM  

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