Have you seen some of the Olympic Games? I think it's been thrilling to see Michael Phelps compete in the swimming races and to watch the incredible skill in both women's and men's gymnastics.
The Olympics often stir our competitive spirit and rouse our enthusiasm up for sports and athletic excellence. That's a good thing of course, but sometimes in real life we can misinterpret that perfection in and of itself is the goal. That can be a slippery slope and counter-productive for kids where homeschool is concerned. Sure, many of the ideals that the Olympics stand for are noble and worthy, but it's naive to fall into thinking it's solely about perfection.