to steal a movie line…. ‘spectacular, spectacular no words in the vernacular, can describe this main event, you’ll be struck by wonderment.’
and struck by wonderment we were!
today was queen’s and bear’s district wide special- ed junior high sports spectacular;
and oh was it spectacular!!!
queen did the softball throw, 7″ was her farthest…….the steroids totally worked.
my family swears it beats my softball throw from 3rd grade and i swear i threw 8″.
bear’s relay team came in second, he was the first leg and handed off the baton like a pro. (he is still wearing his medal 7 hours later)
queen did a golf putt and on her second attempt she came within an inch of the hole.
even more impressive because she was not even looking.
bear did the high jump. he got an excellent running start, came to the bar, considered the bar, then promptly went under the bar. one cannot raise the bar to high for bear. i credit this event to the human growth hormones.
queen did the 25 meter dash, she dashed for approximately 5 meters and then basically told us we were nuts all with a look.
bear did the 25 meters and can run to accentuate his calf muscles like no other.
bear also did the softball throw. the hubby and i both agreed that if a screaming baby was there to aim at and prayer was being said (he does his best work undercover) he would have won the event.
upon making it to the medal stand to received his medal with his relay team, bear suddenly became over-come with emotion (or just tired) and sat down not even leaving when his team left. i was waiting for the raised fist of solidarity at any moment. to culminate this already fantastic day, they had a dance at the end.
macarena, chicken dance, YMCA, love story, i’m blue and then the kids would get in a big circle with a person going in the middle to show their moves.
bear added tap dancing to his repetiore, and queen was movin’ and a groovin’.
my favorite? when one athlete started flexing and kissing his muscles.
if you ever want to have fun, serious fun, go to a dance where no one cares what anyone else thinks and let it all hang out.
i saw some teacher aides doing moves i am certain their family NEVER knew they could do.
ok, maybe i worked up some sweat doing some fan-tasti-licious moves.
thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the people who worked so hard to give my kids a ‘normal’ day.
for the record, us ‘normal’ folks in attendence were the totally ‘abnormal’ ones.
the queen crossing the finish line of her 25 meter dash which we already established as her 5 meter dash 20 meter mosey.