So the Olympics are over, and I have to say, they were fantastic. I heard so many people from other countries say how wonderful Canada was, how excellent the games were, and how magical the whole experience was. Our athletes did amazing work out there, and there were so many uplifting moments and compelling stories and glorious playings of the national anthem. I felt really proud to be Canadian.
But I’m so very happy they are over.
You know, I used to think I watched a lot of TV. I’d say to our friends, “Did you see this week’s Lost? Are you watching The Amazing Race? What do you think of 30 Rock?” and it seemed to me that they’d always say, “Oh, we don’t hardly watch TV at all, I’d rather read or do something with friends.”
And then I’d feel like a total loser who is in a three-way marriage with Sir Monkeypants and the television.
However, it turns out that there are many, many more hours in the day in which I could be watching TV, as brilliantly highlighted by the 24-hour CTV Olympic coverage. These past two weeks, we’ve been obsessed. One of us would get up to a kid in the middle of the night, and instead of going back to bed, we’d pop on the TV to see what sport they were showing. Every evening, we’d stay up way past our bedtimes watching coverage of the good stuff. First thing in the morning, the TV went on so we could get an update on yesterday’s medals…and watch more highlights of stuff we’d already seen live.
Official CTV Olympic Motto: Why watch it once, when you can watch it three, four, or ten times?
Not that I’m complaining, I gladly watched events over and over again. More coverage! More! Prop my eyeballs open with a toothpick!
So last night after the big hockey game ended, Sir Monkeypants and I turned to each other like, “Oh, hey! You still live here?” It was like we hadn’t seen each other in two weeks…and indeed, I guess you could say that we hadn’t. We both felt this big whoosh of relief, a feeling like our life had been returned to us. Our fix is gone, and now we can actually get around to noticing our family again. Hey! Kids! There you are! How you been?
Still, the Olympics were amazing. Thank heavens we didn’t have the distraction of wondering what our representatives in Ottawa were doing — man, that would have spoiled my entire focus!