If only my parents would have pushed me to tap into my crazy talent when I was younger, I would have been a star athlete already! Don't believe me? I totally took dance/gymnastics for a few weeks when I was a kid and I OWNED it. I also owned the feathery puff bangs. And the farmer's tan.
Aw, I was the cutest little girl ever. Sadly, I was turned down for olympic training because of my giant feet. (Yeah, look at those things!!!) And, I was probably already over 4 feet tall. They will have none of that in the Olympics.
Now??? If they had an olympic event that was all about owning the 9 minute mile, I'd be all over that. Sigh.
My only goal as a parent is to foster my son's athletic ability so that I can ride the gravy train. I put it in his birth contract (what, you didn't make your infant sign one in blood when they were born?) that when he is rich he will buy me a vacation home on my own private island. Being an olympic athlete may be one way to get there.
So far, he's only demonstrated potential at commanding water: (seriously, Sorcerer's Apprentice, anyone?)
I hope they can make this into a sport, so that he can support my lifestyle.