Sunday, May 20, 2007

Parental exhortations to their children

We were at the University of East Anglia today for the National Biathlon championships. The Bernard Matthews Olympic Pool was one of the venues we enjoyed!

It is fascinating to watch parents (of whom I was one) shouting exhortations at their children on the running track. You hear these loud, highly technical streams of motivational advice pouring out. Then you look at the receiver of this advice and see a tiny lad, charging along, who looks barely out of nappies.

My favourite was the father who shouted at his son saying "Keep Breathing!" Sound parental advice, if perhaps a little superfluous.

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