This was really exciting!! *My* first track meet – ok, the idea was exciting but MAN was it loooooooooooong and hooooot and bo-ring and times!
We got there about 10:30 and left at 3:30… boy2001 did really well, he ran the 2 laps, 800 the 400 and the relay… I’m really excited for him. He came in second but could have come in first each time if he wanted to.
He really gave little effort to win, he just follows the leader, it’s so funny! he has not learned that killer instinct you have to have to WIN! maybe that will change, It doesn’t really matter if he wins or loses but I want to see him get some intensity at competitions.
Whatever, if he doesn’t want to win and only participate that’s fine! (I am really trying to convince me, not you guys) hmmph…
if he had no chance of winning it would be different, but when he’s passing 8 year olds with little to no effort, it is annoying that he doesn’t put in that little extra effort to come in first. I’m embarassed to say I even tried to bribe him to run faster by offering to go buy a Sponge Bob Lego set he’s been asking for.
I’ll still buy the lego set for him, remember that Hallmark commercial when the little girl wins at ice skating and the mom gives her a card? then she gives her another card in case she lost which was EXACTLY the same? So will be the outcome of the first track meet.
If anyone has any advice, about not becoming a sidelines mommy (comparable to a stage mother) please let me know!