Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Future Olympian?

Actually, I'm surprised at how uninterested both of my girls are. Although they're both walking around saying, "Bump. Spike!" (I don't know why they always skip the set.) I record the late-night volleyball game and watch it in short spurts throughout the next day, so they're exposed to a fair amount of mommy's amateur commentary. Maybe in 2012 they'll be more into the Olympics-watching experience. I'm thinking they won't connect as much with the winter games, as they've never been skiing - or ice skating, so far. Plus we get so little snow here.

But at least they've stopped saying, "How about Monsters?!" every time we turn on the TV this week.


Rob Monroe said...

I'll take the winter games for you! Swimming is soooo boring. Okay, it's fun to see a record broken, but they just swim from one end to the other over-and-over-and-over-and-over again.

At least with speed skating there is the risk of a bloody mess!

Which is not to say that we're not watching Olympics - we are. There is nothing else on, and I'm a sports junkie any time of the year!)

Lynnie said...

Ha! Cute picture! Does she do that to each pole she sees the way my girls do?????

My kids love gymnastics and ice skating on the t.v. and with you, better that than all the worst part of children's programming.

Sarahlynn said...

Rob, oh, I like the winter games! Perhaps I'm not quite as obsessed as I am with the summer games, but I do watch the winter games with great excitement.

I was just speculating that my girls would be more into the summer games since swimming and gymnastics are things they have a lot of personal experience with. : )

It's odd that I'm such an Olympics junkie, as I am largely uninterested in sports at other times.

Lynnie, yes! In fact, in this picture, Ellie and I were awaiting an orthotics fitting at the Orthotic and Prosthetic Lab. This is one of a set of waist-high (on an adult) parallel bars meant for assistive walking, presumably with a new prosthesis. Very common in PT clinics, etc. But for Ellie: bars!

ccw said...

Both girls like the swimming but only Kid L is interested in the gymnastics. (This surprised me)

NSBH ice skates so I know she will enjoy at least that portion of the winter games.