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10 Reasons Being An Olympic Mom Would Suck

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Getting your kids to be athletes is always a great idea – until they are actually good at it. Then I imagine your life becomes an endless loop of practices, injuries and obligations. The P&G Olympics ads – while beautiful and touching – reminds me that I never want to be an Olympic mom:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57e4t-fhXDs

 

That might be one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. It manages to encompass what it means to be an Olympic athlete – the dedication, the disappointment, the drive – and also what it means to be a mom – all in two minutes time. Aww…

There is still no way in hell I want to be an Olympic mom. Here’s why:

 

4 a.m. Wake-Up Calls

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60% Of Your Adult Life Is Spent At Sporting Events Or In Carpools

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You Have To Pretend Losing Doesn’t Matter

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There Will Be Inevitable Trips To The ER

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The Other Sports Moms

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The Dumb Jokes And Small Talk During Meets

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The Obligation

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The Agony Of Watching Your Child Lose

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Worrying About Terrorist Attacks

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Brown Water

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