Canadian women. what can I say. Our Canadian women have made us proud once again! I am not a huge sports fan, but I do like the Olympics, especially the Winter Olympics. I have found myself watching quite a few of the events and am amazed at the performances of the Canadian Women. Being a father of two daughters, the elder of which has taken an interest in the games, it adds a new perspective on the whole thing for me. Watching our amazing women win so many medals, on home soil to boot is so inspiring. I want to congratulate our Women’s hockey team for once again bringing home Gold medals, three in a row! I also want to congratulate the U.S. team on making it a contest by holding it to a 2-0 game unlike the final scores of most of the other games. My daughter said to me this morning she wants to be two things when she grows up, Olympic Halfpipe Champion, and a Dancer. In terms of sport, snowboarding is my first love, so it was pretty cool to hear that. Now, she changes her “What I want to be when I grow up” statement almost daily, but for today I can dream right? We watched a bunch of different events together, it was cool, it was the first time in a long time I felt like we were sharing something, and she was interested of her own accord, and not just because I wanted her to be.
Flat Weaselmomma has been excited too! After spending over a year in Canada she has fallen in love with our national obsession, hockey, her favourite colours are now red and white and she now knows what a “toque” is (the thing on her head). She said seeing the olympic torch was one of the highlights of her trip and once the Men’s Hockey Gold Medal game is over she would have to say goodbye to her adopted home and return to her homeland.
Go Team Canada, eh!
Do we have any other Olympic hopeful parents out there?