Sunday, February 21, 2010

Watch the Olympics (with your kids!)

If you haven't yet noticed, the Olympics are on! Many people who don't ordinarily watch sports still watch the Olympics. It's hard not to get caught up in the pageantry, nationalism, competitiveness, and uniqueness of it. Come on....Who doesn't swell with a little bit of pride every time their country knocks out a medal?

In addition to checking out all of the unique sports yourself, I encourage you to encourage your kids to watch as well. In two weeks they will get exposure to all kinds of new sports that aren't typically on TV and they'll get a kick out of it. All kids like the snowboarding, girls like the style and grace of the figure skating, boys like the action of skiing, hockey, and ski jumping, etc.

Whatever sport they find interesting, let the Olympics be their gateway to experiencing the world coming together for sport and national pride. Let them stay up late to watch the amazing closing ceremonies. Enjoy the games together!

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