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.