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Great day

We are now the 'Howard Clan of Yellow Belts'! All three of us passed our Yellow belt exam in front of the Black Belt board tonight. Michael and Matthew had notes on things they need to improve on, but they are FIVE. For five year old boys they did GREAT. I was so proud of them, and most of all, they were proud of themselves. The rest of the test board laughed when the boys got their certificates and Matthew yelled 'WOW! I got a gold medal!'

Matthew was surprisingly much better and more focused than Michael. His ADHD medicine must be REALLY working, and he must really like Tae Kwon Do, if he is remembering everything and performing this well. Usually it is the other way around, so I'm glad to see something where Matthew does better than Michael for once.

As for me, I finally broke through my quietness and yelled like I am supposed to. They told me to work more on looking mean. *laugh* My kicks were high, and with pretty good form, so I guess my work paid off. I have to admit I'm enjoying Tae Kwon Do! The self-defense stuff is just the coolest. To know how to handle yourself in the different situations and holds is actually very practical for a female to know.

I'm off to put my mini-yellow-belts to bed now. They've had a long day, but with the ice cream they were promised afterwards if they passed, they might not see sleep for a little while.


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Jun. 23rd, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)

note tiny mantis with giant kung-fu!!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
How fun! I think I'd have problems with the yelling too :)

I'm to lazy to email you, so I'll comment....
Do you have any plans on Sunday? that might be a good time for me to come over.
Jun. 23rd, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Sunday sounds great. We really don't have any plans. We hardly ever have any plans *laugh* I'll actually remember to move the clothes out of the closet onto the dining room table.
Jun. 23rd, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
hee hee, I'm still on vacation time! I'll email you when I figure out exactly what time, I'll bring Katie and Jonah too, so they can terrorize your house a little, I'm sure you dont get enough of that :)
Jun. 23rd, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
The boys would love to have them over! It will be great to see Jonah again, and meet Katie. No worries on the time, just let me know.
Jun. 23rd, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Congrats to you and the little ones! When my friends recount their times in Tae Kwon Do as kids I regret that I was never in it...With all the fun you seem to be having, after I get out of school I might just have to take it up!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
It is a good workout, and there seem to be plenty of adults starting out. Sometimes you feel bad when you see a child who could kick your ass easily, but you know it comes with time *laugh*

I didn't start until I finished school too. I guess I just have to have some added stress in my life, but this turned out to be a GREAT stress reliever.
Jun. 23rd, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Congratulations to you and the little ones! You all rock! I bet they looked adorable. I can't wait til I can do things like that with my twins...
Jun. 23rd, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the new belts!!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!! Glad you and the boys got your yellow belts. I'm especially glad the three of you are enjoying it together.
Jun. 27th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
jazz hands!--i just spit out my coffee when i saw that.

i was just thinking the other day howi needed to learn some mode of self defense. you sound like you're having so much fun in tae kwon do that maybe when i get settled in d.c. i'll have to try it out. congrats on your new belt!
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