After a weekend of rainy misery we had a slightly better shake at things this last weekend. Admittedly Saturday was a real mixed bag with moments of sunshine, but mostly moments of more torrential rain. I was pretty lucky that I got out for a ride on the mountain and with the exception of a few drops early on I managed to avoid the worst of the weather.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said for our school rugby-watching experience. Tommy was back on the field as wing for the U10Bs and i just knew that he would see precious little of the ball in the mud and pouring rain. He only touched it once but it was to round off a try-scoring move which I suppose is the best way to handle a dearth of involvement.
I had to duck in and out of the rain myself to ensure the camera stayed dry. Emma also decided that she wanted to get stuck into the mud. I suspect she ended up dirtier than Tommy did.
We had no space to breathe and then it was across to Adam’s first rugby game at school. Adam has been laid pretty low for the last two months with Glandular Fever and, at times during the past two months, we have wondered if he would ever be well enough to play school sport again. For a kid who loves his rugby and cricket it had been soul destroying seeing how ambivalent he had been towards sport in general. He had definitely been on the mend over the last few weeks and when the Grade 2s were asked to play in the curtain raiser for the First Team there was no stopping him.
It is traditional for the Grade 2s to sing the national anthem before the curtain raiser and it was great seeing these little Grade 2s singing Nkosi Sikeleli as though they were about to play the All Blacks in the World Cup Final.