I am so proud of my little girl. Today me, Daddy Bird, Nanny Sutton and Grandad Sutton all went along to Northborough School to cheer on Big Bird. Bless her this year she was embarrassed as we all arrived there to watch her.It probably didn’t help that we was cheering and shouting for her from the side lines, but surely as parents/grandparents isn’t that our job?
It was a really hot morning the sun was out and everyone was on the school field. Big Bird was in the red team it was made up of Reception, and Year 1 pupils. They all did so well and made all their mums and dads proud.
I had told Big Bird that if she did well and came in the top three I would get her a packet on Moshi Monster cards. I know it is probably wrong but there was method in my madness. Its not that I’m a pushy mum and wanted her to win everything, I remember when I was at Primary school doing the three legged race with one of my boy-friends I had grown up with. Just before it started I remember my mum saying to me and Stuart that if we won the three legged race she would buy us both a Mars bars. As everyone was teamed up as one boy and one girl, they all didn’t want to touch each other and they were moaning about being grouped as boy+girl. Well that gave me and Stuart an advantage from the start, as we couldn’t wait to get started and win our mars bars, so we tied our legs together and put our arms round each other and ran so fast we finished miles before anyone else. I remember running down the race track laughing and saying to Stuart “mars bar here we come” then we both were chanting “mars bars, mars bars, mars bars”. As we crossed the finish line.
This memory obviously sticks in my mind and I thought I would give Big Bird a little incentive to run faster, and hopefully something that she would remember about today. She was chuffed to bits as she will do anything for Moshi Monster cards.
So firstly all the children went round the circuits that were laid out for them, Big Bird did really well,she did Trampoline star jumps, basket ball shoot out, penalty shoot out, balancing over a beam, throwing the beanbags in the bucket, then a mini assault course.
After the circuits the children done a few races, Big Bird came 2nd in the skipping race. I was really impressed she was really good at that. Then she came third in the sack race, bouncy is obviously her thing. Then there was a short running race, she actually came second but the teachers got a little bit confused as there was alot of children about and to Big Bird surprise they gave her the 3rd sticker. She was upset and tried to tell them they were wrong but they just ignored her, as they were busy. Bless her I have checked my video footage and I can confirm she was 2nd.
Then to finish the morning it was the class run around the school field and I was amazed how far they made them go. Bless them all I could never have done it, it was a very long way. Needless to say Big Bird was right at the back but she tried her best and ran past us with a big smile on her face. The red team came third, and the purple team won the trophy. Right I better get to the shops to get her some Moshi Monster Cards.