Well, we're only as far as the Cs in the Olympics parade of countries. Gonna be a loooong night! But the Cs brought China, so the girls had something to cheer about! And that brought about our usual Olympics conversation of whether to cheer for the U.S. or for China. Here's what I wrote about it last time, with reference to the time before:
Zoe and Maya want to give advice to those conflicted about who to cheer for in
the Olympics, since they're experts on the issue, having dealt with it
for the 2008 Summer Olympics:
Q: If you were born in one
country and adopted to another country, and you were watching the Olympics, who
would you cheer for?
Zoe: That’s a tough
question. Because you might feel bad about cheering for some country where you
don't live. But you’re also part of the country where you were born. You can
feel sad and happy at the same time when one of your important countries loses
and one of your important countries wins. It can make you feel like you’re doing
something wrong if you cheer for one and not the other. Or you might feel bad if
you’re not cheering for the place where you live.
My mom says people feel
loyal to their country, and it can be hard if you have two countries. So I
decided to cheer for all the countries important to me. I cheer for China, where
I was born, and America, where I live now, and France since that’s where my Mimi
So that’s my advice to you if you are wondering who to cheer
for in the Olympics. Cheer for all the countries that are important to you. I
was really happy when Shaun White got a gold medal in snowboarding, and was
excited when the Chinese figure skating couple won the gold medal, and I liked
watching Florent Amodio from France skate, and I like that he was adopted like
Maya: You should cheer for who you want to cheer
for, and not feel bad. Or you could cheer for China, France, and America, like
my sister said.
Crocodile tears for immigrant children.
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