The Olympics

December 5, 2012

Swimming in December is one of the perks of living in Africa, and besides in phys-ed at school – where they drill them quite hard – sometimes we all go to another nearby pool where I took the kids for a break the other day.

Liz was showing off her dives, how small a splash she could make.

Daddy, was that a little splash? she asked me from in the water?

Excellent, I said. Yes, very small splash. Could barely see a ripple.

Why can’t I be in the Olympics?

You can, I said.

No, said Jon, our Grade Two kid who was lounging on the deck beside me. It’s too expensive.

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