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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.

Until then…

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  1. Tricia @ Take 10 says:

    Too funny!

  2. I am an expert and boxing and swimming! Very Cute!

  3. I have often said I could have a PHD in Diaper Changing, I did it for so long. I stretched my kids out so…. approximately seven YEARS of Diaper Changing later… lol. I think the gold is DEFINITELY possible!

    This is my first Aloha Friday – I look forward to getting to know you!

  4. AHAHA! I love it! And you are so right. We really deserve medals for all our Olympic feats, shouldn’t we? 😉

  5. Haha! So, so true! Love it. I guess we can call ourselves Olympians everyday. :p

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  7. Absolutely too true! So glad to know I can claim to ace out a sport! Am pinning this 🙂

  8. So true! I would enter wrestling since that’s what its like changing diapers!

  9. I just wrote an article on my blog about a week ago on pregnancy and the olympics! How funny!!

  10. lol to cute

  11. Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

    We all get gold!

  12. This is too funny!!

  13. I dould absolutely medal!

  14. Oops, could!!

  15. LOL!!! These were all funny. I can relate to gymnastics. Mine was more like holding my pee so I didn’t have to walk past his room again.

  16. I’m too doped out on muscle relaxers to come up with anything witty to add – so I’ll just nod my head in agreement and give you a virtual high five across the internet! lol

  17. yay! and after all the events you always come out as the gold medalist 😉 cheers!!

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  18. Haha! I’d add weight lifting. (I have 3 boys under 4.) The ability to carry multiple children at once without injuring or dropping any of them. 🙂

  19. Great post! I guess mommyhood IS as if you were in competing in the Olympics! Here are some more: Swimming/Laundry, Diving/Messes or Cleaning, Tennis/the drop-pickup “game”, Marathon/your day NEVER ends… 🙂

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