Today, I thought I’d give you an insight into Ella’s “winning’’ view on the Olympics, via a conversation she had with The Bloke in The Shed. The script went something like this:

Scene: Commentary from the men’s swimming 200-metre medley heats during the Olympics blasts from the TV. Dressed in pyjamas, Ella creeps from her bedroom into the lounge room. She looks around the room, trying to find a reason to stall bedtime.

Ella: “What stroke are they doing, Daddy?’’

Julian: “That’s the butterfly, darlin’. Now get into bed.’’

Ella: “Well, what stroke is that now, Daddy?’’

Julian: “That’s backstroke, darlin’. Now get into bed, please.’’

Ella: “But I can’t do those strokes, Daddy. When are they going to do the one I can do? (motioning her little arms in the form of doggy paddle).’’

Julian: “They don’t, darlin’.’’

Ella: (with sad face) “But how will I be able to go in the Olympics?’’

Julian: “Well darlin’, if you can talk them into adding a dog paddle event, shrinking the size of the Olympic pool to about five metres and allowing personal flotation devices, then I reckon you are set.’’

Ella: (Skips off to bed happily).

How are your children enjoying the Olympics? Or are they like me and do everything to avoid it?

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8 Responses to Aussie Giveaway Linkup #61: The Olympic Edition

  1. Jess Newman says:

    My eldest loves the Olympics, but the others aren’t too fussed. They did spend about 5 minutes yelling ‘go Australia!’ at the TV the other day, but that wa likely just excitement at being able to yell in the house!
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    • Kel says:

      LOL! Oh, I love that, Jess. Yes, if I hear “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi” again I’m going to have to lock myself in the bedroom! 😉

  2. Rebekah says:

    So cute! We are loving the Olympics. And I just had to tell you… I have to go to Tasmania for work on Friday. Very random connection and totally unexpected but I must say – your raving about Tasmania has made so unbelievably excited!!
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    • Kel says:

      Oh, what a time to come down, Rebekah. We’re having snow this week! Well, inland anyway. It’s absolutely freezing, so make sure you pack your woolies! I hope you have a fabulous time while you’re down here though. And glad I’ve been able to spark your interest in it! x

  3. Marthese says:

    Love the conversation.

    I think I feel I am in the Olympics….I am trying to catch up at the moment 🙂
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    • Kel says:

      Oh, I’m right there with you, Marthese. I’ve just ran a marathon through my email accounts. Now onto the next job on the list… 🙂

  4. Lee says:

    How gorgeous! We are a sport loving family so it’s on all the time and it’s making a nice break from ABC for kids! Back to reality shortly!
    Thanks for running this link up Kellie. My first giveaway so I am very pleased to link up.

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