Blondie Boy really had no idea what the Olympics are or what a torch relay is but we told him the Olympics were about sports and tried our best to tell him a man or woman would be running with fire. He then kept telling us a fire truck was coming.
We knew the torch was coming soon when big Samsung, Coca-Cola and Bank of Scotland trucks rolled through. I know some people said they felt it was overly commercialized but not for us. They threw out some mini bottles of Coke but there wasn't any chanting about brands or anything. We were standing near one of the torch swap over points and if you know me you'll know what I did when I saw the next torch bearer standing nearby with a torch.
It is times like this I'm glad I'm cheeky! I know Blondie Boy won't remember much of the torch relay but how cool is it that he got his picture taken with torch bearer Josh Gavin and the Olympic torch! I'm so glad we went because it really is a once in a life time experience.
Serendipitously we got a package from our friends from Innocent today so Blondie Boy had the most *perfect* shirt to wear to the relay:
Olympic Medal T-Shirt from Innocent Drinks
Adidas Track Jacket
Land's End Fleece Pullover
Old Navy The Flirt Jeans
Monica Vinadeer Fiji Friendship Bracelelt
Black Walmart Hoop Earrings
Are you doing anything for the Olympics? How have you explained them to your children?