Monday, August 25, 2008

Bye Bye Beijing

I loved the Olympics like I've always loved the Olympics, but this year was extra fun: it was Tyler's first Summer Games and he watched a lot of it right along with us.

One extra cool byproduct of logging all those hours cheering on Team USA is our own Family Olympics.

For example:

  • At dinner time, Tyler usually doesn't eat very much, and sometimes gags just looking at our food. The last couple of weeks, however, he's eaten all of his food so he can get a "Gold Medal" in eating!
  • It's often difficult to get him to kneel down and stay quiet during family prayer. Not anymore, now that he can get a "Gold Medal!"
  • Same with getting dressed.
  • Same with picking up toys.

IT'S THE BEST THING IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, I tell ya! And I'm a little sad because I know this fascination with Gold Medals is not going to last forever. But hey, if buying that box of Michael Phelps Corn Flakes will keep Little Man eating well and doing chores without a fight, I just might stock up!


  1. You are a GENIUS!!!
    Milk it for all it's worth!

  2. This is great! I love it.

  3. What a great idea!!!☺ What a good mom you are.

  4. You get a Gold Medal for being such an awesome Mom and finding creative ways to motivate Ty.

  5. Yeah, you definatley deserve a gold medal for that one! That is so cute! I love it!

  6. You're funny! Ty told me about his medals and he sang the Hey Hey song for me. You do really great with him. I can't wait to see you guys again!

  7. I love the gold medal reward idea! I could still get away with it for Ivy and Eli, but Rylie and Sophia want cold hard cash now adays. Just wait!

  8. Sally- Ty looks so big! It was great to read your blog! You are


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