Posts Tagged ‘gymnastics’

Funner than floorball

May 14, 2012

Fainjin’s class had an indoor sports day today.  They played floorball, indoor soccer, and about three other sports.  The teacher laughed as parents arrived to collect the kids after school, “They’re all exhausted! We had such an energetic day…”

Fainjin was pretty bouncy for an exhausted child.  He had had a wonderful day, he told me.  “I was the champion at floorball!  I was on the red team, and the white team, and A and S were on my team and we [insert complicated explanation of team manoeuvres here] and it was lots of fun!”

“That’s great, Fainjin,” I said, impressed and still reeling from the complicated explanation of team manoeuvres which didn’t actually make much sense.  Perhaps you had to have been there.

“But you know what Mum?  There’s something even funner than floorball!  And that is… gymnastics!  It’s the coolest!”

And all the way home he re-enacted the gymnastics lesson, showing me how they walked with arms outstretched, presumably along a balance-beam, and then crouched down low to run along something else, then balanced on one foot, then ran along something else…  It was a most entertaining walk home, and I imagine it was even more so for people walking near us who didn’t know the back-story.

© UpsideBackwards 2012.

Chocolate crackles

September 4, 2011

Fainjin was invited to a friend’s birthday party today.  It was held at a gymnastics club, and it turned out that Babess was welcome to stay as well, which was great.

It was very well set-up, with lots of equipment for the kids to play on, plenty of supervision, and the entire floor covered in soft mats (apart from the lovely sprung floor for tumbling on).

Fainjin had a great time climbing, balancing, swinging, jumping and bouncing.  He discovered that he can do forward and backward rolls, and really enjoyed playing with the big swiss ball.

Babess wasn’t so interested in the equipment, preferring to run around in circles on the sprung floor and occasionally kick a ball.  That was perfectly ok too.

At afternoon-tea time, Fainjin was very impressed with the chocolate crackles.  “Look Mum! Chocolate rice bubbles!”  Later I noticed he had four of the little paper cases on his plate.

I suppose I know one thing I’ll have to make for his birthday party in a few months!

© UpsideBackwards 2011.

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