Monday, April 27, 2015
"Mom, this was the best school day ever", a very hot and sweaty Alan informed me last Friday at 2:45 p.m. He was recently voted the wiggliest boy in the first grade and I am routinely asked if I feed him speed for breakfast, so a whole day of outside play was the perfect day for him. While others were seeking shady resting spots, Alan was begging his teacher for "one more time down the slide".
Sneaky Alan, he informed me he was the best one at the relay races the day before, and so it was no surprise on field day when I caught him strategically cutting in line when his class was behind so that he could make up the time. His class cheered and cheered as he crossed the finish line and he's never smiled so wide... or loved a silly green ribbon more.
Ben enjoyed himself, but with a bit of a take it or leave it attitude. He's a lot like me, I've decided. Willing to give his all when required, but much more likely to seek a shady spot and chat with his friends.
Relays, and obstacle courses, and snow cones, and tug-o-wars... who could ask for anything more.