The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here!

I’ve been waiting two whole years for the Olympics! I LOVE the Olympics and can watch it 24/7 if I didn’t have to work, or write or do other things.

My son was born during the summer Olympics when it was held in Atlanta sixteen years ago. I remember waking up in the middle of the night in the hospital and, unable to go to sleep, I turned the Olympics on to find that there had been a bombing.

I think one of the reasons I love it so much is because it’s something the kids and I do together. I have great memories of watching the last summer Olympics with the kids as we sat on the edge of our seat wondering if Michael Phelps would win yet another gold medal.

Each Olympics we also figure out how old the kids are going to be at the NEXT Olympics and we always say we can’t believe they’ll be that old. We try to figure out what grades they’re going to be in and what they’ll be doing four years down the road.

This year they’re 18, 16 and 12. In four years they’ll be 22, 20 and 16. Two of them probably won’t be living at home with me so this might be the last summer Olympics I have with them. ::sniff:: Wow. That just totally depressed me 😦

If I had to pick a favorite sport to watch, I don’t think I could. I love the swimming. And the diving. Oh, and gymnastics. But I think my favorite is track.

What is your favorite Olympic event?




6 thoughts on “The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here!

  1. We ‘do’ the Olympics as a family, too. The ’08 summer games were right around the time bebe was placed withbus, when she was still having some serious drug issues…so we watched a lot of the middle of the night feeds live. Made those long nights bearable!! Gymnastics and swimming are my faves. The marathon is my least favorite. Why do the announcers speak so quietly during he marathon?!?

  2. Love the Olympics! Of course, the equine events, which are NEVER seen, are my faves. I especially like the cross country portion. The stamina of those horses blows my mind.

  3. My favorite Olympic event would be the equestrian dressage event. Or maybe Three-Day Eventing. Those are rarely, if ever, televised. 😦 My husband loves to watch the Track and wrestling.

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