Zap2it: You’ve done Olympic commentary before, but you joined coverage of the current XXII Winter Olympics several days late. Why was that?
Nancy Kerrigan: My kids are in school, and I don’t have baby sitters. My son Matthew came to Torino for a little while, and that was fun, and my husband came up to Vancouver for a couple of days. This is a very long trip, far away … plus, I’m working. It’s not like I can take care of them all the time.
Zap2it: Are you a good traveler yourself?
Nancy Kerrigan: I guess so. I’ve been doing it a long time. This is a long one, and it’s hard to sit for that long because I have really bad hips.
When I try to stand up straight and it takes me something like three [airplane] aisles, people around me look at me like, “You’re way too young to look like that!” That’s something that’s developed over years, though.
Zap2it: Social media has been a major component of these Olympics. Are you active on sites such as Facebook and Twitter yourself?
Nancy Kerrigan: I am not. I have three kids and don’t seem to be able to make the time for it, because by the end of the day, I’m tired. I have a lot of driving to do, with after-school hours; my two little ones do gymnastics and ballet, and their activities just require me to be in my car a lot.
Somehow, you’re also supposed to be able to fit in making dinner and doing laundry and all of that. My oldest, fortunately, drives himself now. That’s helpful. It’s also a little scary, but it’s helpful.