I was watching Shawn Johnson win her gold medal today on the balance beam. When that was over, I stayed up to watch men's high-bar gymnastics. When it came time for Jonathan Horton to go, the first thing that went through our (mom, sister and me) heads was how cute a shidduch Shawn and Jonathan would make.
The only problem standing in the way of this shidduch is the age gap.
Jonathan is 21, and Shawn is 16.
They have the same interests, and their parents reacted in the same way when their kids medaled. Plus, they'd have "pedigree" gymnasts (what my mom calls it) for kids. The perfect little shorties to make the Olympic team in about 30 something years. They'd also be very cute and adorable. Who wouldn't set up such perfect genes together?
We're such Jews. What other family would sit there and imagine a shidduch between two completely random strangers they "know" from TV?