Tuesday, 11 May 2010
It was small child's first sports day. We had high hopes. She is a 3 year old Zola Budd, I boasted on Facebook. For a second, I considered making 'Team Small Child', Tees and banners. But I didn't want the other parents to feel inferior.
We were so optimistic, due to previous form in a toddlers race at big child's school. But at her very own sports day, well, she didn't put in her best performance. In the race where she had to pick up a bean bag, put a dolly in the buggy and race around the cone, she was lacking concentration.
In the sprint, she had a false start and then didn't notice when the others ran off.
So the medal cupboard is bare, but she came home with lots of stickers (every one's a winner these days), a pink Mini Milk and a smile. Next year Zola, next year...