We have been bitten by the Olympic fever! Literally!
The children’s cousins are here for the summer so the household of 4 children is now increased to 6.
Of those 6 – four of them have had fever and a cold. Joy Joy! Sleepless nights all round,
and only one child would indulge me in sipping on a cup or two of garlic tea. That is probably the reason he didn’t succumb to the fever. :-D
Anyways back to the Olympics….
Woohoo it is finally here and I am so excited!!
I remember as a child being enthralled by the gymnasts and all the feats they accomplished and of course diving. I couldn’t get into the long jump, high jump or any of the jumps. My appreciation of those track and field events came later in life.
The children not so much. With the distraction of cable television, internet surfing and the beloved computer games they are not really getting into the Olympics and are just coming along for the ride. So far! I expect that will change.
I did have a cheering team alongside me when I changed all the televisions in the house to the local station to watch Alia Atkinson of Jamaica come in 4th in the Breaststroke final.
YAY! Alia you had our household screaming !
Yes we may have gone right back to the cable show of choice after but it was fun.
I know they are all looking forward to seeing ‘the Usain Bolt’ when he races… but then again what Jamaican/ Caribbean/ person isn’t waiting for that :-)
If you want to increase interest in the Olympics I thought these Olympic colouring pages at WOOjr.com came in very handy.
Olympics is also a great time to discuss the many different countries that are taking part. Been using Google alot to find out about places like Lithuania (The winner of today’s breaststroke race at just 15 yr is from Lithuania) and Palau an island located in the West Pacific ocean- I had never heard of it before LOL.
And I pulled out one of our favourite Little Lion books- Little Lion Goes for Gold by Kellie Magnus.
Always a great read and perfect when you are trying to foster Olympic fever. ( Also perfect just before sports day! Just saying.)
What were/are your favourite Olympic events?