Run Run Run, it’s FUN!

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This past weekend was the Crouch End Fun Run. It’s a wonderful yearly event where adults and children of all ages come out to compete in races.

Someone in our family, however, didn’t seem to understand the point. Which was to run really fast and beat everyone they could.

In fact when we hollered at our son to run faster. As in RUN FASTER!!–he looked at us curiously.

Why?

Because it’s a race! It’s what you do!

My tummy hurts.

Power through it!

Why?

Because it’s fun! RUN!!

Later we logged onto the results.

So. Let’s see how you did.

Why?

Well, just to get an idea.

Of what?

Of…hmmm, you’re not on the first page. Well, let’s go to second page shall we….hmmm, so and so ran faster than you. That’s surprising.

Why?

Well, he’s two years younger and a bit of a tub to be quite frank. Oh, found you. You’re…you’re…well, that’s not very good is it?

Why?

Well, because…I don’t know. Don’t you want to be closer to the top?

Why?

To make you feel better.

About what?

About… I don’t know. Tell you what. Next year why don’t you try a little harder, run a little faster.

Why?

To make Mommy feel a little better. And, please, don’t ask me why.

OK.

Good.

Can I play the computer?

Why not?

photo by Quo Vadis (out of towner) (flickr)

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2 responses to “Run Run Run, it’s FUN!

  1. Nanna

    I hope that the adult members of the family also joined in!
    Perhaps like many who took part, the little Someone in your story was simply enjoying participating.
    Sadly, all of those little people will have to enter the reality of a competitive world sooner or later.
    You didn’t really have an answer to his “Why?” question, did you?
    Which is the point of your story.

  2. ninakillham

    Yes, he definitely reminded us of the Fun part.

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