Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hi YA!

A couple of weeks ago, The Son told me that he wanted to start Karate. I think he saw Caillou's friend Clementine going to karate or something like that. In The Son's opinion, if it's on Caillou, it's cool. I know, I know, so NOT a cool show but I told you before...he's OBSESSED with being a "Sproutlet". 

Anyway, it just so happens that my friend and personal trainer at the Y is really into karate herself. I talked to her about it and ended up taking The Son to the karate place (gym?) where she goes. Well, my first surprise was that karate is expensive! Really expensive. Overall, I was pretty happy with it though and after checking out one other karate gym in the area, that we didn't like as much, we decided to enroll. 

The Son goes twice a week for about a half an hour at a time. All the "Little Dragons" in his group are between the ages of 4 and 6 and they are so stinking cute! There are six different times during the week that he can attend so that makes it really flexible and I love that. 
The Son is a very bright boy, he can read a lot (for a four-year-old at least) knows the 50 states and has known his numbers since he was 16 months old. BUT, he has never been a kid who's especially coordinated, he walked really late, he still has trouble pedaling his bike, he falls down a lot. I don't know where he gets that because I have always been grace personified! NOT! ha ha ha ha! His "writing skills", if you can even call them "skills", are horrible! So, needless to say, he's not very good at karate...yet. He's cute though, he tries really hard and he's happy as heck when he's wearing that uniform and taking the class, so I guess that's all that really matters. I'm posting some pictures below. Don't be too scared now of his ferocious karate chops, stretches and kicks! 

Now most of the time during the class, I'm watching The Son but to the other Ladies out there, you'll notice that the karate teacher, isn't exactly too difficult to watch during the class either...that was certainly a plus when signing up. wink. wink. 


Cathy said...

I LOVE IT! those are so cute!! He looks like such a big boy!! And I agree about the teacher, LOL!!! hee hee

Running Jen said...

How cute is he?! I hope he enjoys the lessons. I know what you mean about kids seeing something on TV and wanting to try it. Ava started swim lessons today, she needed them anyway, but she started bringing it up a couple of months ago after seeing "Little Bill" take lessons.

Running To Stand Still said...

HELLO KARATE TEACHER!!! Damn I wish we lived closer. K & I are both wanting to join and that I wouldn't mind sitting through ;)

Sorry, got off track there, lol. He looks like he is totally loving the class! Great pics.

Roshell said...

So cute!!! I wanted to sign my kids up for Karate, but with everything else it doens't fit nto the schedule.

Shakirra said...

He looks awesome!! Caillou is a cool show! So there!