St. Joseph School had their olympics on May 24th. I always love this time of the year because the kids get to release all of their energy and have fun with their friendly competition events. They did it a little different this year.
They started with a parade around the school vicinity with a faux torch. I thought that was a nice touch as the kids never did that before in the previous administration. So seeing kids from each grade pass and carry the torch to the school was neat.
What I love about this year's olympic was the fact that the weather was awesome. It did not rain and it wasn't cold.
They also divided the upper and lower grades. While the lower grades are competing with the different events inside the gym. The bigger kids get to have fun outside. They set up a lot of activities for them to do which is nice.
I do admit that I miss watching the little ones compete though.. We didn't get to watch their individual games because of the set up but still was fun.
It's funny how the kids are so serious with competing. Our son was stressing the other events that he wasn't sure how he's gonna do. We told him to just enjoy and not worry about winning or losing. We said if he wins, it's great but if he lost, it's okay as long as he had fun. His response is always "It's fun when you win" lol.
This year's olympic wads a a bitter sweet one for me because it is my daughter's last time participating/competing. I mean they are still part of the olympics next year but they will no longer competing but merely facilitators as they will be graduating already. The 8th grade usually has the graduation before the olympics.
There were a lot of games to play outside. The parents get to catch up and the kids get to burn some calories running around and playing.
Glad they set it up this way. My son get to release some of his nerves out before competing to the events.
I was also happy that my husband took a day off to watch the kids. Although he is always busy at work and his boss always want him there at the office, he make sure to be present for occasions like this. I told him that it means a lot to our kids.
In a week, my daughter is turning 13! I will now be an official teenager Momma. I think my daughter's teenage character came out early, I notice that it is getting better and better each day. Looking back at my teenage life, I don't think I have enjoyed it as a teenager. I was tasked to take care of my younger siblings so I didn't really get to enjoy teenage life, ha! It was fine though, I learned a lot.