Oh - wait, let me pay attention, my son is about to swim.
|Sit back, put your feet up, wait for the 2 minutes you've got to pay attention.|
On the other hand - my daughters play basketball and tennis and sing. The games and matches can run from a little less than an hour to one and a half hours. In basketball, she plays for most of the game. Tennis, of course, she plays the entire game. So there's no down time for me. I definitely can't get any reading done, although I can crochet, so can manage to work on a scarf or hat or something like that. And I have to pay attention the entire time. Other daughter - singing and acting. If she's got a chorus performance or in a play - I've got to pay attention the whole time and, anyway, its usually kinda dark. This is not to say that I don't enjoy going out and cheering for my girls, because I absolutely, so proudly do. So much in fact, my cowbell often goes "missing". (And, by the way, cowbells are looked down on in the theatre.)
But if we're talking about a spectator event at which you can almost relax - and yes, I consider sitting on a hard bench in a humid, hot swimming pool with 500 other parents randomly screaming "kick!" at children who cannot hear them at all for hours to be 'relaxing'. Put your kid on swim team.
*Photo - feet provided by swim mom Charon (that's with a "C" not an "S")