Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Olympic's: Fan or Not?
Whatever the secret formula is, I am a BIG fan. I don't care if its an exciting swimming finish or ping pong, I can literally watch any event and stayed glued to my set all day long. But that is not the case for my lovely wife. She can take or leave the games and without me around it would be the latter more often than the former. I don't blame her of course. It's not like we are a huge sports watching family. I am one of those guys that doesn't HAVE to follow my favorite baseball, football, and basketball teams. If I happen to catch a game while its on, I gladly participate. If I don't find out until the 10PM news that the Cowboys won...that is fine too.
So I haven't exactly fostered a climate in our home where avid and intentional sports viewing is a high priority. I suppose even the Olympics is something I can take a break from now and then without much sorrow. And I am sure by the time the games are wrapping up, I will indeed be tired of the non-stop coverage. But for now...we compromise. I usually find something that suits her interest and change the channel back to the Olympics on commercials. Interestingly enough though...there are times where she wants me to keep it on the games (having gotten wrapped up in the drama of a particular moment) rather than change it back to her original program.
What are your house dynamics on this topic? Are you a big fan?