Now don't get me wrong, technology can be very helpful as well as entertaining, but I sometimes miss being less "connected." I distinctly remember watching these young ladies win their gold medal with all sorts of hopeful suspense.
Now granted yes, I was only one time zone away and I was also 8 or 9 at the time and probably not checking up on the Olympics on my Windows 96 computer. But I do remember watching as precious Kerri Strug was carried by Coach Bela after completing her vault routine....on a terribly hurt ankle. Sidenote: Think about what that was probably like. You know when you get a foot cramp or you accidentally kick the coffee table with your pinky toe? Do you want to run, jump off of a springboard and then fling yourself through the air after that? And her ankle was hurting way worse than a cramp!
However this year I had the men's swimming relay ruined (thanks G!) as well as the Fab Five women's gymnastics team gold medal ruined. The sad thing is, I found out about the women's gymnastics gold medal from someone on Facebook complaining that they had seen it online. Irony.
I really do think we as a society, spend entirely too much time on our phones. I am just as guilty as the next person. I did see this good idea via Pinterest and I think it's worth a try! That is if I can pry G's phone out of his hand.....
So, are you enjoying the Olympics? Or have you been paying too much attention to your telephone :) Hope you're all having a happy Friday!!