Tuesday, April 4

Ralph Macchio's got nothing on my five-year-old

I missed Ethan's Karate test for his first stripe on his white belt. I felt bad, but I knew he was prepared. Kerry and I had both practiced with him. Confidence was high. When the time came, Ethan passed with flying colors.

This past weekend was the actual award ceremony. Ethan was one of the first called up. I was making an ass of myself in the front corner, digicam in one hand and video cam in the other. When Sensei Frank got to Ethan, he made an announcement that they occasionally have students who excel and in those cases they sometimes test on additional material (having missed it, I didn't know that they had tested Ethan on additional moves).

The smile on this kid's face tells the story. Yep, he received not one, but two stripes on his belt. I'm the proud daddy of a 3rd Degree White Belt.


2 comments:

Aunt Mary said...

Congratulations Ethan,that is just too cool!! You and Kerry must be so proud and it is nice to know that Sophia has a big brother she can count on to watch her back.I also would wonder knowing that Ethan could probably kick a little butt are you still going to take him on at the arcade Hmmmm?!?

Aunt Mary said...

Congratulations Ethan,that is just too cool!! You and Kerry must be so proud and it is nice to know that Sophia has a big brother she can count on to watch her back.I also would wonder knowing that Ethan could probably kick a little butt are you still going to take him on at the arcade Hmmmm?!?