On Mama-Pride And Being Full Of It

My Kid had his first karate class today. His dad (my fiancé) found a school for him close to home and I rushed there from the office, determined not to miss any of it.

He rushed right in to join the rest of the kids in his class, hovering near the back – but diving straight in and trying his best to follow instructions.

His enthusiasm was clearly visible, but his attention span didn’t quite stretch the entire 30minutes of the class. He kept looking over to where his dad and I were sitting, to give us a huge grin and thumbs-up.

My son made me proud today. Despite all my giggling – he clearly has my complete lack of co-ordination. Legs and arms were flailed a fair amount, and he cheated at a little at push-ups…. But he’s only 4. And he did it all with a smile on his face, looking very pleased with himself.

After the class was dismissed, he rushed over to us to tell us how much fun he’d had, and to ask us whether he’d done a good job.

He had. An extremely good job. In between my giggles and suppressed snorts over his gangly arms and legs I felt extremely proud. And a little bit teary, to be honest. A real lump in my throat. My boy is almost 5. He’s found something that he enjoys doing. He *tried* his best for most of the lesson. He was positive about it and un-self-conscious about what he was doing. He reveled in it.

And what more could a parent ask for?

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5 Responses to On Mama-Pride And Being Full Of It

  1. Jeanette says:

    Aww that’s awesome!! Connor absolutely loves karate now too!
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  2. blackhuff says:

    You can see in the photo, how much he was enjoying himself in that class. I can imagine the proud you had as a parent.
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  3. Angel says:

    Aaaaww man how sweet is that!!
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  4. Kevin says:

    Apologies for this not having anything to do with your blogpost but i stumbled upon your blog just as i did 4/5 years ago when i posted comments under the alias ‘V L S – viva la strippers’. Do we change with time hey? Looking at your boy being almost 5 and seeing (somewhat remembering rather) your posts back then of when he was born, unbelievable. Glad all is well and moving on with your life … was actually looking for that post i commented on about the strippers …. it was a dark time in my life and was somewhat trying to look back at it for some sort of strange reflection … can you perhaps e-mail it to me when you do go through your previous posts. Had a bad few years previously but doesn’t matter ‘coz full steam ahead and things are looking on the up and up. Take Care and Regards, K.

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