Beginnings and Endings
Posted 24 August, 08on:
Call me a party pooper, but I am unimpressed with the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. Perhaps a more specific statement would be I am unimpressed with NBC’s coverage of the closing ceremonies. Since we are not seeing it live, there was clearly time to edit and produce a decent piece of film. Can we cut away from the parade of nations already? Watching the athletes wave at the camera, wave their little flags, and take videos is really not all that entertaining. And those hats that the Americans are wearing? OMG, with all the talented designers we have in the US, that’s the best we could come up with?
The Johnson & Johnson ad with Michael Phelps’ mom kind of choked me up a bit. So sweet. Even with all those gold medals, Michael is just her little boy. No matter how big they get, they are still your babies. My oldest starts high school tomorrow. When I dropped him off for orientation last Thursday, all I could see was my little boy walking away.
Tomorrow will be a tough day for me. It is not so much that he is starting high school. He is so ready, so well prepared. The problem is how fast these next four years will go. Middle school happened in the blink of an eye. In four years he will take off for college. It will be the end of his life under my roof. The next year, C will follow him. How will I get through the day without seeing my babies?
Maybe I should go watch more of the closing ceremonies. Maybe the show will get better and take my mind off tomorrow’s event – the beginning of the end.