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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Des's Kindy Sports Day 2008

27th July, 2008 (Sunday) marked Des's kindy Sports Day. It was so easy waking up Des dat morning. I just had to whisper to her dat it was Sports Day and she was wide awake (heehee). Showed dat she was really excited and eager to 'get' her medal. Pappy was not free to attend and I had to hitch a ride from Des's classmate's (Kai En) mum. We had to reach the Kompleks 3K MPSJ Serdang Jaya's badminton stadium at 9.15 a.m. There were oredi a lot of parents/spectators and students in the hall. Some younger kids (3 or 4-year olds) were crying and some were running around with either parent chasing after them, some were shouting/screaming – HAVOC!

At about 9.30 a.m., the National Anthem and the school's song were presented by the teachers and children.

The 1st event started off with the 3-year olds doing an obstacle race with their parents (which I suppose was a bit difficult with too many stages). The parents had to hold the kid and let the kid jump on the trampoline 10 times, then run to pick up a ball from the basket and the kid had to jump on 5 hoops placed on the ground and put the ball into another basket. Next the kid had to walk on a piece of wood with the parents holding him/her. Finally, they (kid and parents) had to place a piece of newspaper and step on it and get another from behind and step on it (so on and so forth) until they reached the finishing line. I really feel it was such a troublesome event for 3-year-old kids who didn't even know what was happening. Some clinged to the parents and it was like the parents doing the obstacle instead. Maybe it was the school's idea to let the family enjoy.

Des participated in 2 events – Sack hopping race and another was to apply lipstick on mommy's lips and to put on socks for Pappy. As Pappy was not present, Teacher Linda was kind enough to become 'Pappy' for this event.


The 3-year olds were the first to receive the medals, followed by the 4 and 5-year olds and the 6-year olds were the last. After the presentation of the medals, we were treated to buffet lunch (not without having paid RM30). As the 6-year olds were the last to receive the medals, we were oso the last batch to go into the hall for the buffet lunch. The following was what I commented in Msau's blog:

"Wah! U had 2 plates and so much food. Organisation for the food was indeed very bad. By the time, the 6 years old received their medals, the food was mostly gone oredi. When I and Des went to the hall, we had only fried mee, meehun, fried chicken and some fruits only. Wanted to go for a 2nd round, SEMUA SUDAH HABIS pulak! Of course lor, some came with THE ENTIRE FAMILY (even with grandparents, relatives, maids) and walloped (filled the plates like ‘mountain’) but can’t blame the school too cos how to control people for coming to support hor?"

In my opinion, the school shouldn't have let parents participate in the events in the 1st place cos the scene was like a 'fish market' with so many parents on the 'field' (like last year's where parents did not participate, everything was well organised). And maybe they should have assigned some parents to help to control the kids.

The day's event ended at about 12 noon, Kai En's mum drove us back and once we reached home, I had to drag Pappy to take me out for lunch .... haiya cos stomach was still not filled up yet.


At Wed Jul 30, 03:09:00 PM, Blogger mybabybay said...

At least now they have sports event in the hall, not so hot.

At Wed Jul 30, 03:47:00 PM, Blogger slavemom said...

The kindy wanna get the parents' participation, thinking that it's more 'yit lau'. But I don't think it's a good idea. Some of the students don't come with both parents. Or 1 of the parents gotta take care of a younger child.
As for the buffet, it's a total failure huh? If they hv diff sessions, then they shld allocate enuff food for the later sessions. In the 1st place, sports day no need to prep food lah.
hahaha After coming back from buffet lunch, gotta go out to cari makan again.

At Sat Aug 02, 09:39:00 AM, Blogger jazzmint said...

i guess they wanted parents to join the fun :). nvm, go outside eat somemore keke

At Tue Aug 05, 09:53:00 AM, Blogger mumsgather said...

Well, if the kids enjoyed themselves then perhaps its worth it even to go hungry. Haha. If not, just a waste of time imo.

At Wed Aug 06, 11:02:00 AM, Blogger Sasha said...

yeah luckily they have it indoor, otherwise no food and can pengsan also.

At Thu Aug 07, 01:05:00 AM, Blogger Martini said...

can see Des had fun and enjoyed it very much!

it's a good idea to have indoor sport event otherwise pity the children have a sunbath outside there :(

At Thu Aug 07, 04:38:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

It's good that Des is so excited :D

And I think not all school provide meal for parents and kids? I would be unfair to those who paid and don't get to eat, and those who come with the whole extended family but only pay for 2 places???? Aighhh... some people ah...

At Mon Aug 11, 10:51:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Ya ya, luckily they had the sports day in the hall if not the kids would have been sunburnt and parents would have shielded their kids with umbrellas, newspapers, cardboard ....

The school definitely wanted the parents to participate. Initially, parents were to prepare the food but found it too troublesome and the school catered the food.

No doubt it was fun but too chaotic.

I'm sure everyone enjoyed themselves esp the kids.

I would rather they provide drinks instead.

Haha, u were correct. Des enjoyed herself very much and grinning away when she received her long waited medal.

What to do, the school can't stop family members from coming to support, rite?


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