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Sports Day Part 2 January 24, 2011

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I dropped the girls at nursery this morning and it was wall to wall sobbing. The novelty has very obviously worn off, and whilst they have great fun when I’ve left them to it; whilst I’m in the building, they’re pretty committed to making me feel as guilty as possible for leaving them.

The blonde sits still on a chair with fat tears rolling down her cheeks and quietly whispers “Mummmmeeeeee”. It’s a cruel tactic. She looks so forlorn that I just want to scoop her up and pop her back in the car and take her to the office with me.

The brunette watches my every move and the minute I turn to head towards the door, she zips into action and comes staggering after me, arms outstretched. “Cuggle? Mummy cuggle?”, she shouts, before she too dissolves into tears.

It’s horrible and not altogether unexpected. They’ve been fine for the first few weeks and showed no sign of any distress. It was bound to catch up with them sooner or later.

I kiss them both and hug them tightly before reassuring them that I will return and that they will have lots of fun. They look unconvinced and desperate.

Saving me from my guilt-ridden thoughts this morning though was Luisa, their teacher, who stopped to remind me that it is Sports Day tomorrow. Ah yes, the Sports Day that the blonde refuses to take part in, and the brunette likes to be carried in!

“You need to pay at reception on your way out”, she tells me.


Don’t tell me I’ve got to cough up for their training sessions?

I hope there’s been some mistake but no, to take part in Sports Day, the competitors need to wear the specially printed Sports Day t-shirts. Of course they do.

30 dhs a pop and of course I need two of them.

I suspect that after tomorrow, they will join the Boogie Babies t-shirts at the bottom of the drawer, never to be worn again.

Unless of course one of them turns out to be an Olympic hopeful, in which case we’ll get it signed and framed and then auction it off to raise funds to pay for the nursery fees. Perfect.




Sports Day January 16, 2011

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The twins have been at nursery for precisely two weeks. Well, when I say they’ve been at nursery for two weeks, what I mean is, two weeks have passed since they started. They’ve actually only attended 4 days so far, as they are only registered for Monday’s and Tuesday’s. So I was a little surprised to learn from their  teacher that they’d been ‘entered’ for Sports Day. It sounded selective, and surely after just four days, my girls haven’t yet managed to demonstrate any great sporting prowess?

Aside from the obvious lack of training time, is the fact that no one in our family is remotely talented at sports. My son has bags of enthusiasm, but sadly very little co-ordination. Twinsmummy is just the same, only without the enthusiasm.

I questioned Luisa at to what exactly my daughters had been entered for. She said that the brunette had shown great enthusiasm for the crawling race. The crawling race? Apparently they ask her to pretend to be a cat and she happily crawls along the track. It explains why she has blackened knees each afternoon at pick up and has taken to moving around on all fours at home saying “ow”. I now realise she is aiming for “meow”, but lacking a syllable.

The brunette has also shown interest in the running race, though sadly, she won’t stick to her lane and instead prefers to run towards the back door of the kitchen and try to force her way in. I think she shares my suspicion that the porridge is artificially sweetened and she’s hoping for seconds.

She is also participating in the skipping race. And for this, I am informed, she likes to be carried!

I stifled a giggle then enquired what the blonde would be doing and which races she had shown a natural aptitude for. I’m happy to report that she is following in the family tradition. She refuses to take part in anything and instead stands on the sidelines and blows raspberries. I’m such a proud Mummy.