Did you watch the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics last week? Ten percent of the American population or 31.7 million people did watch it, so I’m looking at a one in ten chance that your answer was yes. Well I did. I thought it was cool and beautiful but horrifying as a parent to watch that little 11 year old gymnast flying around the stadium. If that was my child, I don’t know if I could watch. The good news here is that my 11 year old never made it past the Tiny Tots level in gymnastics, so I will never have to grapple with tough decisions like that. Phew.
The ceremony was entitled “Dreams of Russia”. Russia celebrated the dreams of their past and the dreams for their future seen through the dreams of the flying child. … Read the rest