This past week at camp Little Buddy has been exploring new countries because of the Olympics. He has loved this so much because he can pretend to fly to far away places and learn facts about the countries. He is a fact boy through and through.
You can see he is wearing a gold medal. He was awarded it for Leadership, which if I am honest I had a bit of a laugh at. I think it is more for being bossy but you really can't award a medal for that now can you. They even had award ceremonies where they played the song of the gold medal winners country and had a podium and all.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is very interesting, it made me laugh out loud. The fortune cookie said, "You will invent a floating elevator." Well done by you Little Buddy if that fortune indeed comes true.
As far as the bossiness, this week I have been grounded for the rest of my life and have been removed from the Morgan family. All for things I am not responsible for you understand. Although I had to hide my smile when I was being told off I did remind him later it isn't nice to do something wrong, get mad at someone else about it, and then punish them. Really that is not how it works. Still that night I went to bed early and knit while watching swimming because frankly if you aren't a member of the family then you don't have to tend to little boys. Funny I thought his attitude totally changed the next morning until I was told I had one more chance to get it right to stay in the family. (Insert heavy sigh here.)
I am a huge Olympics fan. The work these young people put in to even get there is incredible. Having had a college swimmer, who practiced twice a day for six hours from the age of 11 to 22, well I can tell you it is brutal. But to even get to the Olympic level is astounding, that work load is much, much more intense. Working years and years, everyday to take a fraction of a second off your time. And those commentators who say to that swimmer you settled for silver or bronze, well they should be dismissed from their jobs because anyone competing at that level has never settled for anything. All athletes are people, they have good days and bad. They work so hard and we should rejoice in their achievement, no matter their place from the the top to last, they should be admired and commended for dedicating their lives to train and for reaching such incredible heights in their sport. And by the way Simone Biles is my hero, well done by her for knowing what is right to do for herself and her body. I love so many of the events because it gives you a chance to see other sports besides our regular baseball, basketball, football and golf.
As for knitting, the Olympics has allowed me to almost finish a sleeve. I have been up way later than usual to watch the events and at least have some knitting to show for it. Today I have more to do to pack up my house, the last bit in the family room and a few stray pieces. I am cleaning everything as I take it down and hope it will stay clean when I need to put it back up. So excited to have the painters start on Monday. Little Buddy and Dad are off to Door Co., Wisconsin on Monday for a few days to visit the Aunts. It will be much better for that little Boy to not be in the mess. He does better with organization and nothing out of sorts, so does his Dad. That leaves me with fur boys, painters and a mess to deal with, as well as work. Still there will be quiet evenings all to myself, hooray!!!!! School starts the following week, I am seriously not ready for fourth grade.
Enjoy your weekend and week. Stay safe my friends.