Last week we were on vacation when the Olympics began. We watched every night as we wound down and went to sleep. It was fun!! The girls were really into it, and especially love the diving and gymnastics.
Now that we're home they're enjoying as much Olympic viewing time as possible. This evening after dinner Thing2 was sitting on the couch watching swimming. Thing1 walked in and Thing2 said to her, "This is called the backstroke." So they both sat, cheering on the American swimmers. When Michael Phelps won his 7th gold of this Olympics, Thing2 was cheering so loudly, encouraged by the announcers on t.v. It was ADORABLE!
I remember as a child being so excited during the Olympics. Fortunately, when the girls watched the gymnastics re-cap this evening, they didn't start trying to flip around the family room. During the winter Olympics they typically "ice skate" around on the wood floors wearing their socks.