As i defrost this afternoon from a long day at a high school touch football gala, i am really loving my daughter's high school sports. She struggles with the fact her school day has increased by an hour yet sports time has decreased (as her sports chauffeur, i assure you she is getting plenty of sports time!!)
Today started like this . . . fog & mist & a very Scooby Doo Mystery Machine kind of road trip to the Touch Football Fields in Deakin (near the Mint & via the Prime Minister's Lodge). We couldn't tell who was getting 'touched' down the other end of the field, it was so spooky/ creepy. This photo was taken at 11a.m.!!
My children are sporty, but at the primary school level, i'm happy for them to stick to the school organised carnivals & not seek out extra weekend sport besides local Little Athletics. The thought of splitting myself into 4 all over Canberra for each child & their chosen event, it just doesn't compute & car pooling is great but i'd want to watch them play - neverlone the after school practice sessions at various locations, it would kill me. They have been very good about this, knowing high school sport is where they'll shine. So i'm loving the sporting opportunities that high school is providing. This touch football was a one-day-only affair, but so exciting & she'll be back next year, no doubt in an even better coordinated team (before today they didn't even know each other's names!!)
After the state cross country finals next week we're off to try our hands at Volleyball.
Between the 5 matches they played, we froze in the grand stand on the waterproof picnic rug & wrapped in various layers of school jackets. I'm discovering there aren't many housewives when it comes to high school. I find this stage of raising children is a much bigger deal - homework, sports, personal development - as teenagers, i think they need you much more than when they are in primary school. Anyway, I have no idea why i didn't compute "football" with "mud" & wore leather ballet flats in 5C & heavy fog?? I have the prettiest gum boots, i'll know for next time, see i'm a novice too!! I'll also tuck my jeans into those boots, look at them, i'm off to the bath - I've never returned from a gala in this condition before!! What is everyone else loving at Paisley Jade today?? Love Posie
EDIT: her team came 3rd & she scored a great try!!