Every day is a mini-Olympics when you're a parent of little children!
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have ended, yet this morning there was my daughter, trying a Quan Hongchan-style pike dive from the couch—and there I was, breaking Jacobs’ Olympic sprinting record (in heartbeats, for sure) to catch her. Even so, I had to give her straight 10s for her performance.
Meanwhile, my other daughter was turning the bathroom into the Olympic pool for the 400m diaper race.
Luckily, I’m in good company, judging by the video I ran across on social media just yesterday.
The video is 2 years old, and it has to do with the London 2012 Olympics. It’s in a vertical format with a split screen: on the top is video of Alexandra Raisman, a gymnast on Team USA, doing her floor routine; below, there’s a little girl in a leotard, standing on her parents’ bed in front of the TV, watching her heroine on the world stage and imitating the routine as best she can, with her dad’s help.