Are you feeling the Olympic Fever? I Am! USA USA USA! My mom claims it’s because she had morning sickness when she was pregnant with me and remembers lying on the couch eating watermelon and watching the Olympics. I remember her allowing me to get up late at night to see Mary Lou Retton’s famous 10.0 vault.
I know a few readers of this blog who do not like the Olympics – steroids, can dressage really be considered a sport?, etc – but I am holding tight to my belief that, at its roots, it is still a great test of athleticism. Mano y mano. Womano y womano. It is this reason that the sad Olympic bios they do of the athletes are one of the things that can bring tears to my eyes.
Couple listy thoughts:
1. Last night’s Opening Ceremonies were really the best ever!! Did you watch? Did you like them?
2. We celebrated with a Chinese dinner and I let the kids stay up late to watch the parade of nations. It can be a good geography lesson. And, having spent some time this week with children from Burma, Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, it was good for the kids to connect the countries with the children.
3. I’ve always had a celebri-crush on Bob Costas and his brand of humor. Until my bro-in-law, who has worked around Bob, told me Bob is something that starts with “w” and ends with “easel.” I still had to chuckle at a couple of his jokes last night, though.
4. I can never just sit and enjoy the sports… I feel too much guilt about wasting time. So I always pull out a cross-stitch project (yes, I’m really an 98 year old woman inside). Here’s the one I’m still working on – and no exaggeration – I’ve worked on it during the last three Olympics… and it’s still not done.
Mr MIP just asked me: “aren’t the Olympics done yet?”
It’s gonna be a long two weeks.