Friday, February 26, 2010

Olympic Dreams

We've been watching a lot of the Olympics in the last couple of weeks. Since NBC seems unable to broadcast the most interesting results before the last hour of the telecast, and I seem to have lost the ability to stay up until midnight, I've been DVRing the coverage and watching it with the boys the next day. It's been interesting to see what piques their interest. C has really taken to speed skating (or "skate racing" as he calls it), cross country "ski racing", and snowboard cross. I would never have predicted that these sports would be what would catch his attention. But they've sparked an interest in learning to skate and ski, so that's a good thing. Too bad the seasons for both are almost over. I hope he'll still be interested when the next session of lessons starts in the fall.  And that he manages to have more athletic ability than his parents!

O, on the other hand, has less interest in the games. The only sport that routinely catches his attention is figure skating, and that's only because of the soundtracks.  "Hey, that's the music from Firebird!...That's the song from Frances: Whiny Sister!...That song is in the Little Einsteins: Pirate Treasure episode!"  If recognizing music were an Olympic sport, he would be on the podium for sure! Yes, clearly my boys watch too much TV, but hey, they're learning classical music! That's got to count for something, right?

I'll leave you with an Olympic deep thought from C: "Hey Mom! Why does the Switzerland flag have a hospital sign on it??"  You can find the answer here.

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