Every summer from the time I was 6 until I was 16, my mother made us swim on swim team. She said that we weren't just going to sit around like "bumps on a log," but that we were going to do something. There were elements of it at the time that I enjoyed, but I have appreciated it much more as I have gotten older.
Joe and I decided to take it to the pool and have our own "swim team" in our back yard. After the little man would go down, we would take the monitor out to the pool and we would swim laps. Can you just see us, goggles in tow? Joe is wanting to get a nose clip and I desperately need a cap for my hair. We joke that Joe is Michael Phelps and I, Darra Torres. An Olympic athlete at 41, so impressive.
This weekend we really enjoyed watching the opening ceremony, swimming, gymnastics (my favorite), and it was cute to see George W. out cheering on the athletes.
I hope you're enjoying Beijing as much as we are!!