Olympic-Sized Lessons

February 22, 2010

Almost every morning for the past week, Moo and I have thrown a blanket in front of the TV and had a “breakfast picnic” while watching Olympics footage that I recorded the night before.  It’s become the highlight of my day, maybe our day.  I had no idea she’d be so enthused about snowboarding and gold medals, and I had no idea the Olympics would have so many lessons to offer my toddler.

Lessons Moo Has Learned From the Olympics:

*  If you fall down, get back up.

*  Girls can do anything boys can do.

*  It’s nice to have a coach (or a mommy and daddy) to give you a hug after you’ve tried something really hard.

*  If you become an Olympic figure skater, people will throw free stuffed animals at you.

*  There are lots of different kinds of people from all over the world who look different than we do.

*  If you practice very,very hard for a long, long time, you can do amazing things.

And my favorite observation thus far – Moo on Johnny Weir:  “Ooooh, he’s a FANCY man!”

Indeed.  And the joy of getting fancy is a lesson Moo already has down.


2 Responses to “Olympic-Sized Lessons”

  1. Beth H. Says:

    ha! this is awesome. valuable lessons, indeed.

  2. from the wings Says:

    I love this.

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