The Olympics are coming to an end and I’m sad. I love the idea that I can turn on sports at any time and see world class competition. It’s a time that the family can all enjoy one program and it gives the parents and opportunity to explain how the people in the other countries are similar and different from us.
I also love the energy of the events and the fact that the world is coming together to celebrate each others athletes. It’s a time when we have a heightened conciousness and respect for each other that we usually don’t see unless a tragedy has occurred and we pull together as one people for a common cause.
I like though that we only have to wait two years for another one. Winter Olympics will be in Russia and 2014 and our family will be camped in front of the TV for sure.