I like watching the olympics - no, really I LOVE it & this is the first year the kids are old enough to enjoy it with me - Yay!!! (What a great bonding experience -Mum yelling " come on, come on" - I don't care that you've been riding your bike for 6 hours - "just ride a bit faster up that hill to win" at the TV - what lovely bonding LOL) OK I may just get a little too involved, but I always find it interesting that upon an Aussie losing, I say "oh well they did well just to get there", but if they win, you would have thought I was as much a part of getting the gold medal as the athlete "yes WE won" - "what a great result for US!"
Anyway what I love about the kids watching with me is I don't look so silly yelling at the TV (well I'll just tell myself that) & also they then try to copy each of the sports they're watching - for example today we had a basketball game (after watching the Opals win theirs - yay!); a bike race; equestrian (it's a good thing I have an even number of kids as we have 2 horses/ 2 riders (slightly unfair for the 'weaker' horse, but anyway); oh & unfortunately their mean mum wouldn't let them do any rowing ("No the dam is OUT OF BOUNDS - besides probably being zero degrees celsius, just pretend to row!!" )
So now you know - once every 4 years I have a personality change, but it's alright it only lasts for 2 weeks!LOL (although I do also enjoy the commonwealth games)!!AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE
OI, OI, OI!!
(with apologies to any international readers!)