I'm an Olympic junkie.
I love cheering for my country and I am thrilled when the athletes representing it do well.
I am very patriotic and I truly believe that I live in the best country in the world.
I also have huge amounts of appreciation for the skill, dedication and perseverance of everyone who is at the Olympics competing.
We are only two days into the competitions but I have already explained to my children how winning a bronze medal is a great accomplishment.
I have explained to my kids how you don't lose gold when you win silver.
I've explained how just making it onto an Olympic team is a lot of work and is a privilege that few people achieve.
I think all my talking is falling on deaf ears however.
Oh well, I will keep talking because I think telling them this stuff is important.
And you know what? If lecturing my kids was an Olympic event?
I'd win the gold every time.