Friday, June 3, 2011

Track and Field Day

Near the end of every school year, the kids have Track and Field Day.  It's a fun, team-spirit kind of day with lots of outdoor games.  Last Friday was the boys' second ever Track and Field day.  Here's Ehren in the "octopus race."  The expression on his face pretty much sums up how both Ehren and Christian feel about the day.

Pretty blasé.  I wish they would love it because I loved Track and Field Day so much in elementary school, but they're not very athletic, and they're not very competitive.  How do you train a competitive spirit into a child?  I wish I knew.  I wish they cared.

But I think they did have fun {at least no sitting at a desk all day}.  During the afternoon, Anna and I were... uh, stick collectors?

... um, umbrella twirlers?

Actually we were helpers at one of the games.  All in all, it was a good day.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I knew how to inspire that competitive spirit too. All you can do is put them out there in the midst of the game and hope they get a little something out of it, I guess. Happy birthday to your mom, that was a beautiful tribute!