Our home has been abuzz with Olympic mayhem for 12 days now. We watch any and every sport that comes on and we care not what it is. That's not to say we don't have our favorites. Basketball, cycling, track, swimming and gymnastics top our lists but, no lie, we have gotten pretty rowdy during table tennis, archery and speed walking. There is just something about the excitement of it all. All of the training, the preparation and the hardship these athletes have endured is astounding. Then once there, you see their hopes and dreams played out and for a moment, you feel like you're part of their story just by witnessing it.
Since our house is and "athletic" household, I think the excitement of it all gets our competitive sport juices flowing. It gives us that extra motivation to push through and shifts our confidence and momentum into overdrive. Maybe we're imagining ourselves winning gold or at least finishing the race but I kid you not, we're all hearing the Olympic song in our head!
There are only a few days left of the Olympics so take this chance to make it about your family and the lessons you can all learn from it together. In our house it's been awesome to be able to discuss the sports, the athletes, work ethic, dedication, dealing with loss, sportsmanship, adversity, perseverance, heart, etc. We have had some great conversations with our boys and we encourage you to do the same!