As the Olympics come to an end, I can’t help but think that mothers should have their own Olympic games. We truly have some amazing abilities and most of us are determined, focused and, despite our sometimes nasty thoughts, we don’t toss our kids out on the street. Now THAT is dedication people – well, that or a healthy fear of prison.
Anyway I’ve devised a list of events (by sport) that I’d like to see in the next Summer Olympics. Leave a comment below and let me know what other games you’d like to see – or in which ones you’d bring home the gold.
Pole Vaulting – Jumping over toys, little feet and a slobbery dog, while carrying a drink and snack – without spilling a drop. We don’t even get a pole to help us. Now that’s an event I could win!
Gymnastics – Cat-like maneuvers over the creaky floorboards to avoid waking a sleeping child. Please. No contest.
Boxing – Ever try to carry a 30 pound wailing, kicking, swinging, writhing kid without dropping her? Moms take some pretty good beatings.
Soccer – The door is your goal and you’re trying to get out without the dog and kids making their way across the threshold (aka get out and run into the street). That’s skill!
Track & Field – I don’t know about you, but when I get to go somewhere alone (even if it’s just to Target), I can run to the car pretty damn fast. I mean you have to be able to get in and lock the doors before anyone changed their mind and wants to come along, right?
Synchronized Swimming – Bath time usually begins as a solo event, but by the time it’s over, the result is always the same: You’re both soaking wet and out of breath.