Conversations With Luke,  Elementary School

Field Day: A Conversation With Luke

I think Luke is a little confused about his school Field Day tomorrow. Field Day, for those who may not be familiar, is a day to compete outside in various sports and physical games against the other classes in your school, something like a combination of all day recess and PE class. It is pretty common in US public schools, particularly in elementary school (grades K-5 here). So you can imagine my amusement at the following conversation….

  • Luke: Mommy, we’re having Field Day tomorrow.
  • Me: Really? What will you do?
  • Luke: They said we will get with the other Kindergarten classes and play games!
  • Me: That sounds like fun.
  • Luke: Yeah, but I wish Daddy could be there.
  • Me: You do? Why? [I was expecting “I like playing outside with Daddy.”]
  • Luke: I need Daddy to help me with the hard levels.

He thinks they’re going to play video games, like the Wii! I hope he isn’t terribly disappointed with the reality tomorrow (assuming they get to do it at all, given all the rain tonight).

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