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Anyone else NOT looking forward to sports day?

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Marne Wed 24-Jun-09 16:37:14

Tomorrow is dd1's first sports day, she has Aspergers and has a thing about winning. The trouble is dd1 is very slow on her feet and doesn't stand a chance against the others, she's looking forward to it and thinks she will win the races. Dd's school is one of the few schools which still does a traditional sports day (which i think is great) but i'm not looking forward to dd being upset by not winning, i know she will get over it but i can't help feeling a little bit sad for her.

Anyone else not looking forward to sports day?

LIZS Wed 24-Jun-09 17:54:18

yup here too. ds is dyspraxic and they are making him run both flat and hurdle races. At least he has few expectations of himself though

Marne Wed 24-Jun-09 19:08:09

Dd practiced hurdles today and the teacher had to lift her over grin.

moondog Wed 24-Jun-09 19:12:25

Share the pain here

dee0468 Wed 08-Jul-09 22:35:15

We just had our sportsday today and yes it was awful. I had to try and watch my small 5 year old do about 10 different races whilst trying to keep my 3 year old entertained. She did her best bless her but unfortunately came last a few times. She wasn't bothered but it reminded me just how bad I was as sprorts. lol

LupusinaLlamasuit Wed 08-Jul-09 22:42:44

and laugh about it here

<shameless> grin

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Wed 08-Jul-09 22:45:43

Ds's has been cancelled as the grass is waterlogged, thank goodness! grin

Ds has aspergers aswell, he also have very loose ligaments in his legs/feet so falls over alot. He's very happy!

sphil Wed 08-Jul-09 23:02:26

I sort of dread and enjoy it in equal measure. DS1 is dyspraxic and has never come anything but last in any race he has taken part in. And it's not just last by a short margin - there's usually about half the field between him and the rest of them. He's very good about it and we play it right down but he always looks white as he's standing on the start line and I feel for him - where else do you have to do something you're really bad at in front of hundreds of adults and other kids? Today they had the heats and he had to do a skipping race - he can't skip. I was proud of him though - he took it all with very good humour and even made the other kids laugh (with him) about it by being purposely melodramatic.

And they have a stupid system at his school where they don't pay much attention if the kids cheat - so in the football dribbling race they just boot the ball twice and run like the wind over the line. DS1 doesn't do cheating, so he dribbles the ball as if it's stuck to his foot, very very slowly and painfully - and gets no credit at all, apart from that huge (and to him embarrassing) cheer that the child who's last always gets.This year he has been put in the egg and spoon race (reserved for sporting duffersgrin)and I am going to advise him NOT to bother if he drops his egg, as no-one else seems to. Might even teach him the old 'holding on with the thumb trick'

However - I do enjoy the picnic! And DS2 (autistic) loves it because he doesn't have a clue whether he's winning or losing - he just knows he's allowed to RUN grin.

Phew - didn't realise I felt so strongly! Cancel my first comment - the dread definitely overpowers the enjoyment!

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