While watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics last night, our eldest son (age 6) got really excited when Mongolia was coming into the stadium:
"MOM! They are going to have Pope as a figure skater!!"
My husband and I get this very amusing image of our dignified little, 82 year old Pope on ice skates twirling to his favorite Mozart....
"Uh, I think the announcer said they have a 'HOPE" in their figure skater for a medal, honey".
Later on, while trying to guess who was going to light the cauldron at the end, we couldn't help joking that it would be very cool if His Holiness Pope Benedict skated in with the torch in his hand and did a triple jump in the air to light the cauldron before he landed. .... the conversation quickly became very silly with talk of flying fire-breathing hippos and other silly elementary school humor.
Needless to say, if you saw the opening ceremonies too, they were pretty disappointed in the actual lighting of the cauldron. (although the lady singing the olympic hymn almost made up for it).
Dear world: Canada isn't really as crazy and unorganized as we appear on international television!