For various reasons both daughters and three grands spent Tuesday night with us in our small lakehouse. We were FULL.
Our second bathroom is off the second bedroom, which is where the grands sleep. This could’ve a problem except we all stayed up late watching the Olympics.
Three grands, 7, 5 and almost 5, are also loud. LOL It was good that Bob worked late. We just don’t have enough rugs so there’s an echo. Of course, I’m glad we don’t have lots of rugs. It’s made it easier for me to get around in the wheel chair.
Wednesday morning, the grands played under a quilt tent
and went into the lake with their mom/aunt
Our daughters got interested in Gymnastics when the World Championships were held in Fort Worth. Our older daughter was 6 at the time, and she and I went down to see them. Pretty amazing. Then we watched an Olympics, and she was hooked. So the gymnastics classes began. Her younger sister followed in her cartwheels. Charley needs a time out. 🙂
Younger daughter went on to competitive gymnastics, but gave it up after several years when she realized her favorite part was the floor exercises and that was because of the dance involved. She became a dancer.
But because of the Olympics and Gymnastics especially, both girls were athletes, with that sport, dance, soccer, and cheerleading. I’m proud that they’re both so strong.
So every 4 years, we watch the Olympics and marvel at the amount of determination, grit, money, sacrifice, and parent support it takes for these young people to compete at this level.
I’ve especially loved the Dick’s Sporting Goods adds that talk about the gold in a human’s heart. Watch for them if you haven’t seen them. They’ll make you feels good.
I also like how they have a place you can go online for info if you think you want to try for the Olympics. Smart.
So are you a fan of the Olympics? Do you prefer winter over summer? What’s your favorite event? If you’ve ever attended, share your experience. Or gosh, have you ever competed? Love to hear from you. Go, USA!
Remember you can see me and other authors in person in Dallas Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Half-Price Book Store. We’ll have books and chocolate!
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