A middle school swim meet
I went to watch my niece swim last night. I left with an increased respect for middle-school parents. I saw one dad listening through earbuds, one mom reading, and most everyone else was patiently sitting, talking, watching.
How? Middle school swim meets are not interesting. Sure, you want to watch your progeny, but they only swim a couple of the events. My niece swam in the second event and then in the last event over two hours later. There's a lot of boring in between those events, and we were sitting on concrete bleachers. Thankfully, I had my sister to talk with and a sock to knit.
More people need to learn to knit.