August 19, 2004

One Reason It's Fun to Watch the Olympics with Your Children

We allowed the girl child to stay up late last night and the night before to watch the Olympics. Together, we watched the medal ceremony for the first American fencer to win a gold medal. As an ex-fencer myself, I was thrilled. The young woman stood on the podium and they played the national anthem. The girl child was playing with a stuffed animal and stopped when the music started. And this is what she said:

What is that music? It's so beautiful!

Thus warming this old patriot's heart a little more.

Here's hoping we see some more world records broken by drug-free athletes!!!

Posted by Random Penseur at August 19, 2004 09:48 AM

That is so sweet. Beautiful indeed.

Posted by: Linda at August 19, 2004 10:31 AM

Thanks, Linda!

Posted by: RP at August 19, 2004 12:06 PM

i cry after...
everytime i sing it.

from the mouths of babes

Posted by: kbear at August 19, 2004 02:00 PM

It IS a beautiful song, she's right. Fencing, eh? Cool! I always wanted to learn how to fence...

Posted by: Amber at August 19, 2004 07:58 PM

Very cool. And I used to fence in college. Et la! (Damn Anglo keyboard without accents!)

Posted by: Mark D. Firestone at August 19, 2004 08:27 PM

Fencing rocks and it has given me reflexes to this day which are catlike. I'll have to do a post about fencing, it seems to me.

Posted by: RP at August 20, 2004 05:29 PM

My daughter’s teacher was so impressed that my little one could sing our national anthem when she first entered school, but I was embarrassed. You see, whenever life at home got too crazy I would keep my wits about me by singing the national anthem at the top of my lungs.

Posted by: Annie at August 20, 2004 06:34 PM
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