Thursday, February 18, 2010

“Cry When It’s Over”

There’s a lot to learn from the way Olympians behave.

One of the things I am trying to teach my kids is that there is a time and place for different emotions.

You can certainly be sad about something, but that feeling can’t get in the way of other things that have to be done.

For example, you can be upset that you don’t get to color at the kitchen table, but you can sulk about it at the expense of not getting ready for school and missing carpool. Do that stuff first, then sulk about it.Aljona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy at the sho...

We were watching the recording of the Pairs figure skating (DVR has totally revolutionized my Olympic watching experience…3 hours in about 24 minutes now).

One of the skaters fell down after a jump, finished her performance and then he just broke down in tears.

I thought that was a good example for the kids.

I explained how hard these people work to get where they are and how upset they must be when they fall, but they have to finish the program first and only then, can they be sad about it.

Life, as you know, does things that knocks us off track, but we have to push on.

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