The summer holidays obviously don’t mean a lot to us yet. They will do next year before N starts school, but until then, we’ll be carrying on pretty much as normal. N’s nursery school has finished for the end of the school year, but those two days over the summer holidays, he’ll now be at his day nursery full time.
As the nursery school has finished, they had their sports day last week. To avoid spreading events over a few days for parents, they combined the sports day with a leaving party for those going up to school. And with the weather being wonderful, one of the parents who lives opposite the nursery, offered her garden up for water play afterwards. All made sense to do and worked really well for the nursery, children, and I assume, most of the parents.
But because it was a long event starting before lunch through the afternoon, rather than just a sports day, I wasn’t able to make it. I debated taking the time off to watch the sports day part but then N would have wanted me to stay for the rest and I’d not have been able to get back to work afterwards.
I would have loved to have seen whether he’d actually joined in with the races, and to have seen his face getting stickers for taking part, but hopefully he didn’t really miss me. He’s not yet asked whether we’re coming to places (usually I’ll try where possible, although the OH doesn’t get involved – disgracefully), I think he largely just gets stuck in. He never mentions other parents being there, even though his best friend L’s dad turned up, so maybe he’s just oblivious at the age he is now.
I do miss seeing the photos from his nursery school. They used to use an online journal system so I’d get to login and see daily photos, but now I they use a paper journal. Not as quick for getting updates and seeing visually what he’s been up to. Hopefully they were able to take photos during the day, and I’ll get to see them at some point and feel less guilty for not knowing what he actually got up to that day. I would have asked the nursery staff member who brings him home and looks after him before we get home, how he got on, but the OH had already relieved her before I got home. Annoying on that one day, because he would never think to ask about things like that.
With his day nursery, because the children are there until between 5-6pm, they usually have their events in an afternoon, in the run up to tea. This means it’s less time to take off work, and more chance of being able to get there. I’ve not heard about when their sports day is, but hopefully there will be one, and I’ll be able to get to that one. Given that the last time they tried egg and spoon races at their Easter fun day, N didn’t even want to take part, I’m not holding much hope of him following instructions. He does like to run though, so maybe just straight running would be his forte!
Maybe we’ll have to do a sports day in the garden sometime…there must be enough toy medals floating around the house from various events days he’s taken part in!
Did you make it to your children’s sports days?