I Am An Olympian In My Mind

In the parking lot of my kids’ camp: Let’s go home and watch the Olympics. Oh, and mama made a video of herself doing the Olympics! Do you want to watch that, too?

I look up to see another camp parent staring at me, and I don’t really know how to explain what I’ve just said.

Um, I’ve been so inspired by the Olympics that I’ve realized I, too, can be an Olympian. I’ll just cut out the flips and flexibility of gymnastics, find a cat to wrestle, and add training wheels for cycling. Oh and videotape it. LET’S BE FRIENDS!

(If you can’t see the video, click on the Late Enough Olympics)

I go for the gold.

PS. My friend over at Sluiter Nation did her version of the Olympics, too, because weirdos somehow find each other even when they live 2000 miles away. It made me laugh and tear up a bit. The Olympics will do that.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

14 thoughts to “I Am An Olympian In My Mind”

  1. My daughter (age 2) is OBSESSED with Kitty Wrestler. She’s watched your olympics 5 times and has even tried to give your kitty a drink of water. She squeals, “Kitty Wessler! Kitty Wessler” with an enormous amount of joy. I think you have won over a certain demographic for sure.

    I loved the floor routine and especially the music. Also, the flags were a nice touch! You might want to wear at least 3 coats of glitter eye shadow next time (to make it feel more authentic) and your cats need some flashy costumage like 70’s sweatbands or maybe USA tank tops…putting them on the cats could actually be an Olympic event too!

    I give your Olympic video 5 stars!

  2. I read this and yesterday’s post today. I hope your children going to school means you have more time to make ridiculously hilarious videos like this one. Also, love how your new red hair looks like a perma-headband.

  3. I loved this so much, it inspired me to do my own video. The procrastinating olympian in me has finally posted it today. I’m pretty sure I’m out of the running for even the bronze with this kind of timing.

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