Have you heard of the book by Karen Kingsbury called “Let Me Hold You Longer”? It’s a book that encourages us as parents to savor the “lasts” our children have. You know we celebrate their first steps, first word, first day at school, but what about their “lasts”?
The last time they crawl, the last time they breastfeed, the last time they go to kindergarten, etc? They have just as many lasts as they have firsts.
Today I’m celebrating Doodle’s last field day. I don’t even recall him having field day last year. I went as a visitor this year, not a volunteer. It was so great. I got to walk around with him and his partner for the morning.
I was really impressed with all of the stations the school had set up for all of the kids and the entire school did it at the same time. I tell you what, this is a small school!
One of the best parts were all of the water activities. They really thought of everything that kept the kids cooled off! Everything from squirt gun fights to water balloon tosses to water ball toss! These kids were all sopping wet by the end of the morning!
There were also a lot of fun games to play inside. I had to keep an eye on these boys because they moved so fast I almost lost them a couple of times. Inside they had some bowling activities, food competitions, LEGO games, and much more.
Needless to say, this was a fantastic way to have a last field day! I was so glad he was here to have all of this fun! Next up, elementary school graduation! I’m not sure I’m ready for that. He’s my youngest, that means I no longer have any kids in elementary school. Gulp!