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more of a should I or shouldn't I?

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FAQinglovely Fri 10-Jul-09 10:36:59

Quick poll really - DS2's first school sports day this afternoon.

DS1 has already had 3 of them and I've only ever done the mum's race one year - last year when he was in YR2.

DS2 still remembers this.......I CBA - I didn't win last year, but on the other hand I didn't put up a bad performance (ie I wasn' right at the back)


Do I run this afternoon
or make excuses to DS2 afterwards?

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notnowbernard Fri 10-Jul-09 10:39:37

Run, woman!

I did this year. I am crap at all sports (didn't lose though grin)

FAQinglovely Fri 10-Jul-09 10:40:41

oh but DS2 know that last year was a bit of a "one-off" (in that he still expresses surprise when he talks about me running last year LOL)

notnowbernard Fri 10-Jul-09 10:41:44

Look at it as positive role modelling grin

Saltire Fri 10-Jul-09 10:42:39

Oh go on run!

BTW I mannaged to lose your email address, so I can arrange posting of those trousers. SO if you can let me have it again that would be great.

poopscoop Fri 10-Jul-09 10:43:29

run but make out you are slow because you are laughing so much, then it takes the pain away from going over the finish half hour after everyone else.

FAQinglovely Fri 10-Jul-09 10:44:20

positive role modelling for who both DS's are equally keen to take part in their respective sports days - even though DS1 is only taking part in the "fun" events having been knocked out in the already run heats of the "main" races.

And it's a miracle if I walk anywhere with the DS's without DS2 demanding to race his older brother grin

poopscoop Fri 10-Jul-09 10:44:58

anyway, you have 3 dc so by the time you get to ds3 sports day you will have had enough practice to sail over the finish in first place.

But there is always that one mum who i reckon trains all year, tanned and in super fit condition. Sure she trains just for sports day.

notnowbernard Fri 10-Jul-09 10:46:59

That it's fun to take part

That it's good to want to win

That it doesn't matter if you lose don't win

Etc etc

PortAndLemon Fri 10-Jul-09 10:56:01

Is it a serious race?

Even I ran this year, but our parents' race is an obstacle race involving much silly dressing up so the humiliation of doing badly is reduced, or at east shared with the burly bloke in a tutu.

FAQinglovely Fri 10-Jul-09 11:01:07

oh yes it's a very serious race.

The dad's race is even worse - they make all the parents and young siblings move from the end of the "track" for that one as the men thunder down as such a pace those standing at the end of the track are at risk of being trampled grin.

Yes we have some mum's that I'm sure train all year, then there's those like me which aren't unfit but equally not fit - then there's a few brave souls who know they're going to come trailing in at the back of the "field".

100m down the grass track............can I face it today.......

They know it's fun to take part already - they love the taking part as much as the competiting. In fact DS2 will DS1's friends to race him in the playground at the end of the school day - and he chooses the ones that are the fastest runners to pit himself against them (and gets thrashed every time grin - but he goes back for more).

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