Saturday, should it be fine, is school Sports Day. I am looking forward to it. I enjoy it, maybe more so than the chicklets. Lunch is always really good, that’s incentive enough for me.
The 5th and 6th graders always do a big show called kumitatte taiso.
Basically, they start off doing a gymnastic feat by themselves. ( They all have to do the same thing.)
Then they make a pair and the pair performs, then a group of three and so on and so on. It’s always rather spectacular, and I am always impressed with what they manage to get 200 kids to do, synchronised of course. every move goes to the peep of a whistle.
The grand finale is where they are in groups of 10 or so and they make a human pyramid. Looks good.
Somehow, young Kevvers is going to be the man on the very top. I think they pick the lightest kids. they certainly don’t pick the most co-ordinated ones. Kev regularly trips over thin air.
When he was 5, he tripped over thin air, landed on his elbow and somehow split his chin open.
When he was 7 he tripped over thin air, landed on his bum and gave himself a concussion and an overnight stay in hospital.
When he was 8, he tripped over that same thin air, banged the top of his head on something and his tooth flew out.
He couldn’t skip, we had to pretend that the Basil Fawlty gait was actually ‘real’ skipping and the other kids flitting around like Follyfoot Farm were the ones getting it wrong.
So Saturday could be interesting. He came home today with a cold compress on his neck and a bruise on his bum where he had fallen off 3 flights of people.
Still, he is excited about it, he is enjoying it and that’s what counts.
So Saturday, can we have fine weather, can we all enjoy our bento, and can we not have to go to the emergency room. That’s all I ask.