I'd Have a Field Day With That One!

by Carly McAlister on June 15, 2012

By: Carly McAlister

By – Jeannine Miller (jmiller@mossbuildinganddesign.com)

Over the last month or so I’ve been coordinating Kindergarten Field Day at my daughter’s school.  (Coincidentally enough, a recent episode of Housewives of New Jersey also featured a Field Day, but let’s hope the similarities end there.)  The kids will rotate through 18 different stations featuring classics like the 3-Legged Race and Tire Rolling, as well as some things that are new to me like the awesome Giant Bubble-Making station.  Doesn’t that sound fantastic?

But that’s for the kids.  If I were to plan Field Day for MY peers, the games would be much more challenging.  I’m thinking something along these lines:

  1. Watch three kids play their respective sports at three different fields at the exact same time.
  2. Work out your entire grocery list in your head while smiling and looking attentive at the school band concert (and actually be able to recall the name of at least one of the songs).
  3. Justify spending a bazillion hours roasting at swim meets to watch your kid swim for 30 seconds.
  4. Figure out how to make $100 cover all the camps your kids want to attend this summer.
  5. And last, but certainly not least:  Find a swimsuit that doesn’t scream “I’ve had three kids and I’m trying the camouflage the carnage.”

I may have stunk at Field Day back in elementary school (think chubby girl…hot day…too much running…you get it), but when it comes to the grown-up version, I would dominate.  Bring it.