Last week Lil P’s School also had their sports day and a viva carnival. Since it was on 2 working days ( damn the school!! ) we decided that hubby would apply leave on Sports day and I would take off on the day of the carnival…. What I love about this school is that each kid is encouraged to take part in every activity.. Like in the annual day every kid is part of the skit.. some kids may not dance or sing or deliver dialogues but they will form an integral part of the show. Coming back to the sports day, Lil p is no sportswoman.. infact she finds it difficult to run very fast because of her flat feet. So what if she can’t be the winner.. She can def pose as one 🙂
Usually she is ok when she doesn’t win.. But this time her best friend came 3rd so Lil P was very upset that she had not won anything. I tried to reason with her but she was very upset and even woke up in the night crying.. So we sat and made a medal (3rd prize ) with a red ribbon that resembled the one her best friend had won. I was not sure if I was doing the rt thing.. I’d rather have her accept her friends victory with humbleness than feel jealous or upset about it. But making her own medal calmed her and she went back to her friend happily. Any pointers how I should have handled this situation?
The next day I had taken leave from office and decided to spend the whole day at her school with her. They had a drawing competition, a dance with props & a fancy dress for kid and parent for kids of nursery, Jr kg & sn kg. Since i was not sure if I / Hubby would be attending, I took the safer route and enrolled her only for the drawing competition. The theme was ‘Nature’s best shot’ .. You guys will scold me but I was so busy that I couldn’t get her to practice any thing.. I asked her what she wanted to draw and she said flowers and butterfly.. So I left it at that. Here is what she came up with all on her own .. She forgot to draw the butterflies though..
Some of the drawings were soooooo amazing .. I was surprised that a 5 year old could draw n paint so well. After the drawing competition, there was a carnival at school with tattoos, sugar candy, popcorn , pizza etc etc to eat.. there were many games to play and lots of stuff to buy.. She met the kids of my ex neighbor and they all had a good time at school..
At 3pm, the school had conducted a workshop on Puppet and mask making.. Though I was reluctant to take part, Lil p kept pleading that she wanted me to come, I did not have the heart to refuse. It was fun.. We make a Penguin from a toilet roll & a hand-print mask.. Here are some pics clicked by her teacher at school.