Friday, March 28, 2008
Sports Day 2008
The kid's school had their annual sports day today. It was supposed to be a few weeks ago but because of the heat wave it had to be postponed. Good thing too as today turned out to be a perfect day for it. We've attended sports day before when it was just the girl's turn to participate but with both kids at school now we found it challenging to try and catch both their events.
It was nice to see the different teams in their colored t-shirts as they came down the oval. They sat themselves down in the middle of the park and waited patiently for the opening ceremonies. The competition started with their "war cries" or cheering. Our kids had been practicing their cheers all week so we could almost cheer along with them. After that, they split up into their different classes and participated in the many mini-events around the oval. There was some ball throwing, sprints and cricket batting. The wife and I even had a chance to volunteer as scorers for the events.
The kids enjoyed it immensely and after the events, had a good old snag sandwich and ice cream. Although their Blue team didn't win overall, I think what still matters is that they had fun. I was especially glad to see how they handled the fact they didn't win.
"There's always next year," they said.