I try to be the best mom that I can. Sometimes I do find it difficult to engage a 3 year old, a 5 year old and a twelve year old simultaneously......luckily, I don't have to very often.
However, because the Olympics are such a monumental event that occur so infrequently I have been trying to make this a learning experience for my kids. After all, the events they are seeing now will not be on this large of a world stage for 4 more years.
We have been watching a lot of coverage with our children and engaging in lots of valuable discussions.....
Our very first lesson on the Olympics went something like this:
Dad: Every four years the Summer Olympics are held at a host country...and all the countries' top athletes travel there to compete.
Ben (5): Can I be in the Olympics when I get old?
Cara (12): No way...
Mom (interrupting Cara): Possibly, if you train very hard. Only a few people in the country get to compete and that is why they are so special.
Ben (5): Why are they in China....
Lauren (3) finally paying attention to the conversation squeaks out: Fra-China.......Fra-China.....I have a Fra-China.
Lesson over. Mom and Dad had to leave the room....
And.....THIS is why I don't home school!
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