If you are like me, you are very closely watching the Olympics. I LOVE the winter Olympics. I get teary eyed when Olympians come down that slope or finish that skate or complete the half-pipe and know they just accomplished gold. They go running to their families, friends and teammates, they cover themselves in the (hopefully) US flag, they scream, they cry. It makes me teary. I love hearing Cecil chant "U.S.A., U.S.A," even when the US has already been eliminated from an event. I chuckled when CJ said, "Mom, Apolo Ohno has a puffy blue coat just like mine!" Short track skating is my all time fave, followed closely by snowboard cross (Seth Wescott makes me SWOON!) and the biathlons. I also like the half-pipe snowboard competition.
I love the X&Y commercials where the Olympians are kids because the moms always see their children as kids. My husband works for X&Y. He has a great career there and it has been an exceptional company to work for. It has allowed us to live a comfortable life. And I LOVE their latest effort of supporting moms. Their "proud sponsor of moms" campaign for Olympics is backed by some serious financial support. If you weren't aware, X&Y gave $100,000s of cashola to help defray the costs of travel and accomodation so every single mom of an American Olympian could see their "little one" compete. I love that.
You can read about it HERE.