Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Friday, February 25, 2005

Congratulations to Mr. Collin! He tested into a second-degree Brown belt in Karate last night! :) I'm very proud of Collin.

Some of my fears as a mother were confirmed last night. We went in for the test, and not one of the boys who were testing really knew the kata very well. For those of you who are not as Martial Arts savvy, a kata is a sort of routine that the kids use to effectively use their karate moves (punches, kicks, etc.). Collin had to do the kata all by himself, and he was struggling. Well, as his mommy, I know all too well of the look that he gets when about ready to cry. He had that look. And when Sensei (sp??) told him to sit down because he was the only one who got the darn thing right, he looked mortified instead of relieved. Mind you, this kata is beyond difficult-looking for someone like me...let alone kids 20 years my junior! Well, the rest of the test went better, but Collin still looked like he could puke.

After the test, we went for some ice cream to celebrate. It was getting late, so we went through the drive thru. Collin gets the Oreo Blizzard. This is his favorite....and he usually can polish it off by the time we get home (about a ten minute or less drive). When we got home, he told me that he couldn't finish the rest. So I had him put it in the fridge.

This just makes me think that he's got some anxiety going on. And I go back to the question....When is this normal and when do I need to call for back-up? It makes my own anxiety flare up at the thought.....


Blogger diligent law student said...

That must have been nervewracking for him! I'm proud of him, so if you could, pass that along!
If you think he's anxious and stuff - what about having him talk to the school's counselor? Just an idea...sometimes that helped me out immensely!

10:55 AM

Blogger Chris said...

WTG Colin!

I hated doing katas myself...they are nervewracking.

11:27 PM

Blogger Chris said...

Sorry....I forgot an "L" in Collin.

11:28 PM

Blogger Preemie Mum said...

Woo Hoo Collin,

Give Collin big hugs from this side of the pond, that is wonderful news.....

2:54 AM

Blogger Sandy said...

Congrats to your son! Your blog is cool, funny how much we have in common, also at home, with twins, but LORD not eight kids in one day! Don't know how you do it...

3:13 AM

Blogger Cath said...

Well done Collin, you truly are a star and your Mom and Dad are very proud of you!
Hugs steph, Hope things work out right for you

6:37 PM


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