Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I always seem to get bored eventually with new things I try, and unfortunately this blog seems to be the latest victim of my fickle nature. I know it's only been 3 months, but already I find that most days I just don't feel like posting anymore. So I'm trying something new. A new focus.
I've been interested in martial arts for as long as I can remember, but aside from one karate class in college, I've never done anything with it. Not until this week, that is. I'll explain. Last summer, Peter's company sponsored a viewing of Kung Fu Panda for employees and their families. For Adam, seeing this movie -- the first he'd ever seen in a theater -- opened up a whole new world, a thrilling world, a world called: Hand-to-Hand Combat! Every day since then, (when he's not talking about Star Wars, Lightning McQueen, or asking, "When are we going camping again?"), he's asking, "Mom, when am I going to learn Kung Fu?" Well, Peter and I have liked the idea of starting an activity that we can do as a family, and after some research (which was surprisingly fun for me), tonight we had our first karate class. We had a hard time deciding between that and Taekwando, but I did love my karate class in college, and I kept remembering how my teacher, Bobby Lawrence, would always say, "The family that kicks together, sticks together." Our first family lesson? So much fun. Even Jane, who was the only one dragging her feet, had a blast.
So, long story short, I'm excited to rekindle my long-latent interest in martial arts and I'll be posting what I learn on this site. Until I get bored, anyway.
Let's start off with a sweet video from youtube:
Posted by marymary at 7:43 PM