With the Olympic Games in full swing, it's incredible to watch these athletes perform at such high levels. These athletes can swim as fast as I can run, jump higher than I can stretch, and make it all look so easy. I celebrate with each new American medal (no offense to our non-American readers, but I love my country). I've also noticed a common theme for the majority of these athletes; they are not parents. Most Olympians that are parents are often applauded for their ability to still complete at the highest athletic level. But what about the parents that "compete" every day to raise their children? Many of them work just as hard in a very different way, but don't have the pleasure of receiving Olympic gold. And that got me thinking, what Olympic Parenting Events would parents dominate? So with that in mind, here's a list of Olympic games at which parents (American or otherwise) would sweep the medal stand.
It took less than an hour after I got my first smart phone this year to download Angry Birds. I was hooked from the beginning. I've beaten every level and now I'm working on getting 3-stars on every level. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, I doubt you'll want to continue reading. I won't take offense.) But after a recent conversation at work about what angry bird we would consider ourself, I thought about extending the metaphor to parenting. So below are my thoughts on how to not parent like an angry bird.