Gymnastics has been my favorite summer olympic event (to watch, not to participate in, of course!) from way back (nevermind, just HOW far!) so I was super-excited to share with you my interview with fellow Team Kellogg's Mom, Rita Wieber -- Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber's mom!
This month, my family and I had the pleasure of attending the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions 2012 event at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
The kids and I were looking forward to the show and it sounded really fun. At least, that is what my husband Garth (not his real name) tells me.
Did I mention? I have a terrible fear of heights! I don't remember getting to my actual seat, however, I do remember not having to be dragged but two or three steps down from where we entered at the tippity-top of the Prudential Center.
It was stadium seating in the extreme. The people sitting in the row in front of me were at toe-level. My husband started throwing out logistics of how it would be pretty much IMPOSSIBLE for me to fall and then spent the rest of the first half of the show making fun of me after I insisted:
Take your worst fear and then multiply it by [censored] 10,000!!!
Oh, how he laughed...and laughed...you know, I really don't understand why one half of a spousal unit would take such joy in the other's insecurities.
Unless, it's me...laughing at him...I mean.
Aaaaanyway, I did manage to sneak a quick peek around my husband's shoulder (after his mumbling something about circulation and losing all feeling in his left arm) and I did catch a quick glimpse of an aerialist doing what I imagine to be really cool stuff, that really didn't look all that high, from my vantage point...anyway.
Two of my kids elected to hang out with me during intermission, because the hallways were pretty much empty and...since we lived further down the shore...no one would recognize them...probably.
My middle girl was still sort of exhausted from attending a Big Bang concert (her favorite Korean pop group) with her oldest sister (I mean, THEIR favorite Korean pop group) which happened to be at the very same venue the night before (I can't seem to quit you, Newark) while the boy also has a terrible fear of heights...but, shhhhhhh....don't tell him I told you, okay?
This was our first night out together as a family since Hurricane Sandy. I was very happy to learn that Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions took it upon themselves to deliver supplies to local shelters.
Thanks SO MUCH you guys and my sincerest appreciation to our friends at Kellogg's for giving me this awesome opportunity: to help my kids learn that it is NEVER too late to face our fears and be very proud fo the fact that...you know...I did NOT puke!
You into gymnastics?!? EXCELLENT!!! To learn more about the #KelloggsTour (in MUCH MORE detail, I mean) please feel free to visit their website at KelloggsTour.com, when you have time, of course!
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Disclosure: I am honored to partner with Kellogg's in helping families (like mine) achieve great starts to their days. I am being compensated for my services for the length of the program. As always, my opinions are entirely my own.