Thursday, June 25, 2009

pic of the day - GO!!!

Until very recently, our younger son showed no interest in athletics. Our older son has always been a keen competitor, and has done pretty well for himself. Recently, during some school trials, our younger son turned in a surprisingly good performance in the sprints (no-one was more surprised than he was, in fact!) and was entered into the 100m for the school sports day. Since he has never donned a pair of spikes in his life, he thought it best to have a practice session beforehand. So he came along to the track tonight and trained with his brother. As you can see, only one of them is wearing spikes. This is because they have to share a pair for now. I'm not in a position to lash out on a pair of spike for what might prove to be a passing phase. Once he has stuck at it for a while, we can talk spikes. He enjoyed himself thoroughly, and his big brother was very gracious with him.

As a bonus, this sign rests above the basin in the ladies' loo. I guess if you use a cup, it's okay!


V Yonkers said...

What is nice is to see the two of them working with each other. My son will do the same with my daughter when there is a soccer move she wants to learn. It is the only time she will listen to him and I love watching them teaching each other things.

On the other hand, she has been helping him out with learning to sing harmony, which has frustrated her to no end. I was pleased to see, however, that more often than not they would end up in peals of laughter as he messed up rather than her clogging him one out of frustration!

Karyn Romeis said...

@Virginia Though they often bicker and complain about each other, my boys do a lot together and are better friends than they realise.