Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Life After Michael Phelps

We’re a little lost without that nightly segment on TV where he wins a medal. Check out this quote about one evening when he had to hustle from the medal stand back into the pool for another race:

"I switched from my dress sweats to my parka, shoes, threw my cap and goggles on and then they pushed us on out. No time," he said. "The medal was in my warmup jacket."

Isn’t that a cool job, where your fancy clothes are your dress sweats?

Fortunately, Q continues to let his imagination run free, so we have entertainment beyond the temporary swimming fixation. I was sitting peacefully in the dining room when he crawled under the table and said, “Ants! Ants everywhere!”

I usually play along with his creature visualization, but this one squicked me out. “For real?”

“No.”

“How about if we pretend they’re giraffes?”

“Giraffes! Giraffes everywhere!” He crawled happily back under the table.

Photo credit: Heinz Kluetmeier/SI

3 comments:

Mayberry said...

But why does he need a parka?!? I thought this was the SUMMER Olympics.

Bob said...

Good switch.

Mamacita Tina said...

Phelps is a tad busy, but good for him!

The thought of ants in the house gives me the willies.