Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm Just sayin'

My two oldest children had field day at school today. I know that it has been a while since I was in middle school and had a field day and all that, but field days have changed dramatically since I was there.

We ran relay races, jump rope stations, water in spoon contests, just a variety of simple little things. And the ribbons were so pretty. And anyone who wanted to participate, could.

I went to volunteer today at the middle school (trust me, if I had known it was field day, I would have called in sick). Those games were something to behold. They had a couple of really cool foot races, the 100 yard dash, the 4 x 100 relay race. Then they broke out doing a trifecta or something, the kids had to jump over four hurdles and then slide under a barricade on a slip and slide, then do an over and under exercise on hurdles; then they had to do dizzy bat and sit on water balloons until they burst and then jump into a 30 gallon garbage can filled with ice water to retrieve something from the bottom. And they had tricycle races and boogie board contests, etc. WOW!!!! And a tug of war and to top it off, the kids who got wet didn't know they were participating in the events they were in, so they didn't bring any dry clothes to change into, what's up with that?

The kids had a fantastic time and I did too. It is so nice to live in a community that is so supportive of its schools. After all, it's all about them, right?


Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, they have changed since I was little.
It is good the kids had fun. It can't always be about books and studies they still need to have fun here and there too :-)

CaraBee said...

Things certainly have changed. I wish my field day had been like that!

jill jill bo bill said...

You are so good to volunteer. Poor #7... I never volunteer for him. I am volunteered out.

Meaghan said...

stopping by to invite you to my giveaway