Thursday, August 14, 2008

Olympic Dreams

Rubes, Teo and I were watching the Women's Olympic Gymnastics on T.V. the other day. Rubes has never really seen any gymnastics before so she was glued to the tube and full of questions. Teo mean while was stomping and jumping around the living room. After the floor exercises I went to the kitchen to finish washing dishes. Here's the conversation that followed;

Rubes: "Mom, There's a girl running real fast and, and jumping over a box thing and twirling in the air! You've got to see this..."

Me: "That would be called a vault. Pretty cool, huh."

Rubes: "Mom, Can you do that?"

Me: (Smiling) "No, but Auntie Summer and Auntie Tawnie can."

Rubes: "Why?"

Me: "Well, They have to train really hard and it takes a lot of time."

Rubes: "Maybe when you're older"

Ah, the undying faith in my abilities. I tried not to laugh and didn't have the heart to tell her it was to late for me. 'Gymnast' is something I have never been nor ever wanted to be. Still it was nice to think my daughter has Olympic dreams for me. I bet I could be a metal contender in the 'Kitchen Dancing' arena.


The Mommy said...

Oh that's just beautiful! I found you from bloggy giveaways (I try to visit new blogs as often as I can...especially mommy blogs). What special little ones you have!

Summer said...

How cute! I always dreamt of being a gymnast when they olympics came around, but I'm way past my prime too. I was thrilled to see Shawn Johnson win gold yesterday!

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