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Friday, July 07, 2006

Sports day.

For some reason, every year I sort of feel as though going to sports day is a punishment, I dread it. When I get there I remember just what a joy it is. Little people all charging about and cheering each other on. Everyone that is, except Isaac who was frozen in terror at the whole idea. The crowds and noise was the very epitome of nightmare for Isaacand to be expected to actually walk, RUN, jump or hop in front of them, even sit on a row of benches, was horrific to him. I held his hand and sat next to him ( Ok so the bum is smaller but those chairs are made for little tenny 5 year old bottoms, not ones the size of mine!!) as the afternoon went on he let me run and watch Seth and come right back and twice, he joined in, once on a weird sort of contraption the likes of which I have never seen and once with the parachute that they hold and shake and run under--he didn't run of course, just held and then remembered that there were people there and they were WATCHING and sweet heaven let me escape.........
Seth was in his element and in true Seth fashion he threw himself into it with such joy and vigour. Here are some pics of my sports day boys!!

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Oh.....OH! Too scarey, too many people watching and crowds and noise, I want MUMMY!!
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Everything was just too much, he just rooted his feet and wouldn't move, until he saw THIS, now THIS is just too much fun and it wasn't a race so no cheering and yelling....

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It was kind of hard to keep track of both boys with one camera and one me...but I did catch the Seth Meister in one of his races! H was waiting for Eli to wake from his nap, I thought he missed it but he was there, didn't see me with the reluctant one....I was so happy to see him and the Elijah boy at the end.

And he spun a plate!

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And when it was done, they get a raspberry Ice was had all 'round. Next year all 3 will be in sports day! Hard to believe!

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Blogger Jenn said...

oh that is precious!
I watched the video 3 times, it was so cute to see - and how wonderful for him to just participate so nicely.
Isaac bless his heart, is my weakness. I had to giggle at his ride - pretty swish!

9:16 pm  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

Looks like lots of fun! We have something similar here...called Field day! It looks/sounds like your activities are funner than ours! LOL.

3:40 pm  
Blogger mom of 2 said...

This so reminds me of my son. Until pretty recently he refused to do anything where he thought people even might be watching him. I've gotten him to believe that all of the other people there are only watching their kids and that we are only watching him. I think he has bought into it because he actually performed at his preschool spring musical and graduation a few months ago. At the Christmas program back in December he crouched down and hid behind another child for the entire performance.

6:51 pm  

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