Friday, March 2, 2018



I've been back since yesterday; read my post!!

(Reworked from a couple of older posts.)

OK, I know that the Winter Olympics in South Korea closed last week.  However, the Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo in 2020 so I don't think it's too early to start training.  I understand that there will be new events included for mothers only.  Following is a list of those proposed events:

Lifesaving luge--Teams of 3 mothers careen down a mountainside at breakneck speed to grab their babies before they put that in their mouths.

500 meter "Ouch, dammit!" relay--Teams of mothers carrying toddlers on their shoulders will run barefoot on a track strewn with Legos & assorted pieces of Barbie dolls.  Toddler's hands must remain over mother's eyes until baton is passed.

Consecutive bathing--Mothers will bathe as many children as possible before one of the already bathed children needs another bath.  Necessity of second bath will be determined by judges wearing Hazmat suits.

Toddler/grocery jump--Mothers will jump over free-moving toddlers while carrying multiple bags of groceries.  Extra points will be awarded for also carrying babies.  Dropping any bags or babies or will result in disqualification.

"The bake sale is tomorrow" race--Mothers will have their choice of baking 6 dozen cookies or 2 dozen cupcakes while children are clinging to their legs. Cookies & cupcakes must be frosted.  If children are frosted, competitors will be disqualified.

Brownie/Cub Scout leader craft pole vault—Mothers will have their children construct a vaulting pole using only materials found in their homes (i.e., the cardboard toilet paper center, twisty straws, paper cups, glitter, etc.).  Points will be divided equally by height of jump & beauty of pole.

"I can't find my favorite shirt" race--Mothers will be required to find, wash, dry & iron a hidden shirt in the shortest time.  Extra points will be awarded for sewing buttons back on.  Buying a replacement shirt or killing child will result in disqualification.

Boxing--Mothers must get as many children as possible in a box, tape it shut, address it & get it to UPS for shipping.  At the moment, judges are undecided whether putting air holes in the box should result in extra points or a deduction thereof.  Addressee refusing package will result in disqualification.

Beach volleyball--Mothers wearing bikinis will propel a child back & forth over a net.  Extra points will be awarded for "spiking" child.  Points will be deducted for no longer being able to fit into a bikini.

Uneven parallel bars--Officials feel this is inherently unfair & that everything in these events should be even.  They are currently working on ways to include this competition on a  more even basis.

Floor exercise--Mothers will first let toddlers feed themselves spaghetti, then clean floor using only mops, brooms, dustpans and/or the family dog.  Use of long haired dogs is suggested.

Cell phone vault--Mothers will call for help while executing a vault.  Having 911 on speed dial will result in disqualification.

Synchronized whining--(Restricted to mothers of 3 or more children) Mothers must train their children to whine a recognizable musical selection.  Extra points will be awarded for operatic arias.

"I need to be at" medley--Mothers will drive multiple children to classes, play dates & sporting events.  Extra points will be awarded for returning children to starting position.  Forgetting any necessary equipment, snacks, clothing or children will result in disqualification.

Unbalanced beam--Mothers must prepare a fancy meal for guests while executing cartwheels, splits & flips on a 4" wide beam.  Extra points will be awarded for children demanding immediate help with their homework or yelling, "She's looking at me!"  Certificate of Unbalancedment signed by a state certified psychiatrist is required. 

Bubble bath marathon--Mothers must stay in a bubble bath with NO children coming into the bathroom.  Scoring will be based on a combination of time in tub, pruniness of fingers & the amount of wine consumed.  Extra points will be awarded if mother falls asleep.  Points will be deducted for children banging on or yelling through the door.

Some memorable moments from past Olympics:

No gymnast had ever received a perfect score of 10
until 1976 when Nadia Comaneci got 7 of them
in the 1976 Olympics.

This mesmerizing ice dance to "Bolero"
by Torvil & Dean in 1984:

Go for the gold(fish[ducky])!!



  1. Torvill and Dean really were the most perfectly matched graceful pair and they made those moves look so effortless.
    The other video didn't play, and suggested I watch it on you tube, which I will now do. I like gymnastics, just can't do it myself. My brother used to be good on the uneven bars.

    1. Torvill & Dean were the most graceful skaters I've ever seen!!

  2. I'd tune it to watch those Olympics. I forgot about kids on your shoulders covering your a big snort outta that.

    1. Which was worse, covering your eyes or grabbing your hair?

  3. I only watch the Olympics occasionally, but I happened to see both of these performances. Was fun to see them again. Nadia seemed to defy gravity! :)

  4. Back in the days of Nadia, and Torvill & Dean, and Mark Spitz (ESPECIALLY Mark Spitz!), I was glued to the TV during the Olympics. These days, not so much. I'm like that cat judge.

  5. The family dog has proven to be quite helpful in the exercise of cleaning the kitchen floor more than once, any extra points for also cleaning the kids face and hands?

    1. Yes, but they have to STAY clean!!

  6. While a husband says, “Hand me a beer.”

    1. Husbands have to be involved, too!!


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