Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Parenting......An Olympic Moment

If you have been watching the Olympics, you probably have seen this clip of the USA's Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman's very enthusiastic parents watching her routine on the uneven bars.....




Boy can we all relate!

Can you imagine the video of these parents if Aly wins a medal!

Meanwhile here is Aly's floor exercise routine which landed her in the indiviudal all around competition in London. Notice the music she uses is Hava Nagila. When asked why she chose that music she replied, "she is proud to be using the Jewish song because there aren’t too many Jewish elites {athletes} out there.”



On an interesting note, the Wall Street Journal just ran an article how Hava Nagila is not cool enough for some Jews anymore...seems Aly has more to teach the world than just about perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship...pride in both heritage and country comes to mind too.

On the other hand, here is a short history of Hava Nagila also from The Wall Street Journal:





Until next time,


Elise