Sports Day

Either myself or Hubby tries to be at 6yo’s sports day each year. This year we were both at work, but I arranged to miss a couple of hours to see her take part and also for her to see a parental figure attending which I think is very important.

The mornings weather was good, bright sunshine with a little wind. Staff shortages at work were not so good as I had to feel guilty for leaving work even more short staffed to watch my daughter at sports day, and then I felt guilty for feeling guilty if that makes sense as my daughter comes first.



I made it to school and was greeted with the biggest smile you could ever imagine and that made me feel good along with the sunshine.

School sports day doesn’t run along the traditional running races, more of a team effort with lots of small sporting activities such as obstacle courses, sack races, filling a water bucket etc.

There’s always a picnic at the end of the morning for parents and children, and then it’s back to normal afternoon school. We were lucky with the weather and 6yo looked as though she had a great time.



  1. says

    I so know your feelings – I I left work for a couple of hours this week to catch my daughter’s play – I felt guilty leaving work when it was so busy and then I felt guilty for rushing away at the end of the play….guilt, does it ever end as a working parent?!
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  2. lisa prince says

    oh i love sprots day , i cant wait for ours to do theres but they usually do it in june july x

  3. says

    It is hard for working parents to sometimes take time off but worth it to see the happy smile on your daughters face when you arrived! Sports day is one the things I will miss when the triplets leave primary – although I won’t miss being dragged up for the parents race though. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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