I must admit, we didn't watch too much of the games this year, but I when we did it was important to me that our children (2.5 and 15 months) be involved in learning about the sport that was on.
So, without further ado, here are my top three favorite moments for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Number 3: During the opening ceremony.
During the opening ceremony my two year old sat on the couch mesmerized by the flags, the dancing, and the colors. I loved having the opportunity to talk to her about the many countries represented, and have her genuinely be interested!
Number 2: While watching Cycling.
"That's my daddy!"
Yes, that really happened and I never want to forget the pride in my daughters voice as she thought my husband was actually IN the Olympics.
My husband has been cycling to work, and as a result he spends some time working on his bike to keep it in tip top shape, and my two year old loves to help him.
Number 1: The USA Chant.
During the Olympics we taught our two year old to recognize the American flag, and how we can cheer for our team from home. It's so special to hear her chant "USA, USA, USA" whenever she see's the American flag now.
I am thankful for our country and those who have given their lives in service to protect it.
USA, USA, USA!
What about you? What are your top moments from the Olympic games in Rio?