I confess, I really don’t like school fairs one bit. There’s always too many adults and children in a confined space all rushing to get to that teeny tiny bouncy castle or that hook a duck thing which is surround by countless other kids. Little Z loves it though and he’s now old enough to know exactly what date and time it’ll be. AND there’s two to go to. As well as the annual charity race and the sports day. There’s a mental amount of juggling work and kids in these last few weeks of school. So we did what any good couple of parents would do and bicker about it for a while about who should take him. In the end, we compromised and agreed that Daddy should do all the charity runs (mainly as I can’t really run too far, plus it looked like rain) and I would do the dreaded school fair.
As luck would have it, the sun came out and the school held it all outside on lovely open fields and on their massive playground. There was no pushing or shoving, people looked happy and non wrestler like, and the bouncy castle was big and spacious. It was actually a really lovely couple of events and the very big fields gave a really good space for mad toddlers to run about on. Z got a shiny medal for running in the Race for life (and then “dab’d”. A lot!) and Sports day got postponed due to rain. But it’s been a fun but crazy week for juggling kiddie things and work and I am looking forward to some downtime from school soon. We now know what class Z will go into next year and I think my biggest proud mummy moment is discovering that Z loves to read. He’s come so far in one year and it always amazes me to see where they’ve started in September and how they’ve progressed to the end of year.
I used to wonder whether a childhood in such a quiet town would be good for little ones. Everywhere is a car journey away and it’s not that hip and happening. The older the kids get the more I like big parks and big fields. There’s quite a lot of them and the boys love it. All they want to do is run. And run. And run. And we can perch ourselves at one end of it and just watch. Now if the sun could come out properly here for the summer then I think we might be sorted for entertainment.