Saturday, August 16, 2008

My Future Olympian

Did you see Michael Phelps yesterday? Wasn't that the most awesome, on the edge of your seat, display of athletic greatness, you've ever seen? Congratulations to him for winning his 7th Gold Medal!

And what about the Women's Gymnastics Individual All-Around? Did you see the 1-2 punch from Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson? Gold AND Silver, respectively. Those girls are amazing.

Mr. Schmitty has always been a big fan of the Olympics. He set the DVR to record at 8:00 pm every night. I love the Olympics too and watch when I can. We enjoy watching our favorites together; gymnastics, swimming, diving, and beach volleyball.

W. has taken a huge interest in watching the Olympics, as well. I was pleasantly surprised, as usually the only thing he is interested in using the television for, is video games.

Wii, Wii, Wii!

When he's not battling his friends, as he plays Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he's rooting for the American Olympians.

"Mom, when I'm older, maybe I can be in the Olympics! I could do running and pole vault!"

"You might want to start practicing that pole vault thing."

"I bet I could win as many, no MORE, Gold Medals than Michael Phelps!"

"You could, but you have to work really, REALLY hard."

He then yelled out to his brother to follow him up to their room. When W. gets a thought into his head, he becomes somewhat obsessed. I smiled and figured he was going upstairs to change into his running shorts and sneakers to begin his training.

When he didn't come back down, I went upstairs to peek in his room. There my boys were, playing Wii, more specifically Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games.

"Oh hey mom, T. and I are going to win more Gold Medals than Michael Phelps!"

And that, my friends, is the reality of technology.


Anonymous said...

What a great story. Sounds like your son is off to a good start. I wasn't a big Summer Olympics fan, but this year has been very exciting. Okay, so Michael Phelps is another BIG reason to watch ;o)

Jay said...

Hahaha! Kids are funny - I love it!

Midwest Mommy said...

How funny. I have been loving watching the Olympics too.

Kelsey said...

Hey Mrs. Schmitty. I don't usually comment, but I read your blog. I heard about from Jake on Tales of a Dysfunctional family. Two kids in my neighborhood are now obsessed with Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. They say that they will make it to the Olympics some day... lol.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Liz: Yes, Michael is a cutie, isn't he? Did you see last night? 8 Golds Baby!

Jay: Aren't they?

Midwest Mommy: They've been very exciting!

Kelsey: Thanks for commenting and reading. I hope you keep coming back. And tell the kids in your neighborhood that MY kids will see them at the Olympics...LOL!

Leigh said...

LOL! Speaking of technology, your son are on the same level.....anyway we can get it mom. Read my olypic fantasy on my blog...I think I posted it Thurs or Fri of last week.

Tricia said...

Maybe one day the Olympics will include a video gaming tournament.

My little guy is determined to set up as many obstacle courses as he can to participate in his own little Olympics and to see how quickly he can give me a heart attack as he tries to poll vault the couch. I've banned him from watching any more of the games.