Exactly what I need, exactly when I need it.
I'm an addict. I watch everything. Here on our odd AFN tv the stuff that is "prime time" in the States is on starting at 2:00 am. I'm going to use my dvd recorder. (I can't miss Michael Phelps swimming in a final, can I??!) At the moment I'm watching Men's Beach Volleyball...fun stuff. Earlier today I got teary (I'll admit it) when I saw not one, not two, but three American flags raised over the women who swept the individual fencing event.
Even the Little Mister is excited...or acting excited, anyway. If he hears applause, he claps...and there is a lot of applause when the Olympic Games are on the tv. He very rarely pays any attention to the visual part of the tv, but he always responds to the applause he hears. It's cute. And I know someday he'll watch the Olympics with his mommy. The thought tugs at my heartstrings a little bit. Anyway...
Two weeks of nail-biting ups and downs, of cheering out loud (and sometimes, perhaps, yelling at judges or referees).
A perfect distraction.