Olympic Moms Stir It Up
Who doesn't feel that tug of emotion when you see an Olympic athlete hugging their mother? You would have to be made of stone to not get a little teary at shots of the parents in the Olympic stands. And the commercials may be even worse.
I'm always interested in the role of the parents of Olympic athletes. Did they push their kids? Or were they taken along for a ride? Did they work hours in the bingo hall to raise money? Did they mortgage their house just for this dream? Did they push their kids, when their kids wanted to give up?
Or were they reluctant participants?