Hubby and I just watched Michael Phelps get first place in the Summer Olympics 200 butterfly race.
U – S – A, U – S – A!
It is so exhilarating to watch world class athletes win, especially when they represent your country! Even if you are just sitting on the couch while they do it, probably drinking a bud light like us (which we don’t usually drink but it is our Olympic beer of choice, don’t judge). This is how I know we got the fever, the Summer Olympics fever.
I realized during the opening ceremonies that this is the third summer Olympics we have enjoyed as a couple and we tend to get the fever each time.
The conversation went like this:
Me: “Remember the opening ceremonies in China? Hard to believe that was 4 years ago already”.
Hubby: “That was 8 years ago, the games were in London 4 years ago. Don’t you remember? We saw them building some of the facilities when we visited.”
Me: “What country is that? Or that? Seriously, are there new countries I’ve never heard of?
Hubby: “Nope, they have been in the Olympics for years.”
M: “I think we’ve had this conversation before. Most likely 4 years ago and 4 years before that. At least we know we will have it again in another 4 years. Consistency is the key to any good relationship, right?”
H: “It is?”
And this my friends, is how our Summer Olympics fever begins.
Have you caught the Summer Olympics fever? Check the symptoms below.
It never fails that you stay up way too late watching the events only to regret it the next day. Yet, the next day you do it again, and again. This year Hubby refused to turn the TV on a couple of nights just to avoid this cycle. So thankfully we are less tired than most years;)
Despite the fact that you stayed up late to watch, you still read articles about it on our various devices throughout the day. And then you share them with others.
All I can say is thank God for swimmers and divers!
You may be watching finely tuned athletes compete at the highest levels but you doing this by sitting on the couch for hours. This causes your body to fall into further disrepair. Your head and neck can only take going back and forth so many times.
Yelling at your country’s Olympic athletes to go faster, jump higher, and just WIN can really reek havoc on your vocal chords. U-S-A U-S-a u-s-a …until there’s nothing left.
The good news is…
It will take at least 4 days for the symptoms to catch up with you. Thankfully, you can only have the Summer Olympics fever for two weeks every four years. Phew.