K: Hey, what was that? Was that water? Why is there water in a track and field event?
C: That’s the steeplechase.
K: What? They jump into water?
C: Yes honey, they jump a hurdle into water.
K: Do they know which hurdles have the water after them or is it a surprise?
Pause. Firm Look.
C: Kara, it’s the Olympics. Not some Japanese game show.
I have witnesses to this conversation. Personally, I think it would be more exciting if it was a surprise, or as my friend’s husband said during this little exchange, "maybe they should jump into jello."
Now there are two events that I never knew existed before this Olympics, Steeplechase and Trampoline.
My 50 Meter Leisure Backstroke isn't looking like such a long shot anymore.