Thursday, October 23, 2008

What was I thinking?

Yet again, I have willingly subjected and enrolled my son in a sport that requires that he wear more in protective equipment than he actually weighs. Well, maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but it sure doesn't seem like it.  

Now that he is a yellow belt in Karate, they have begun sparring and using nun chucks. So, again I'm starting to question my sanity for thinking it was a good idea to give a 6 year old a about mass poor house will likely never be the same. The only consolation is the nun chucks are foam. If not, I feel certain that at least one person in the family would be seriously injured. As it stands, maybe the foam ones will only leave bruises. So, if you see Sara Kate with a nice shiner; chances are it will be compliments of her brother. Hopefully, the new "nun chucks are only for karate class" rule that was recently passed in the Farmer household will be heeded.

By the way, if you have an itch to witness some chaos, try observing a karate class when the instructor is introducing nun chucks to a class of about 10 or so kids for the first time.    Can you say occupational hazard?  Just watching was worth the price of admission.  Nun chucks were flying in the air and landing on the ground so quick it would make your head spin.  Good times!

One more thing, I purchased all the suggested gear, but judging from the picture it looks to me like there is one very important piece of protection needed...............I'm just sayin'


The Wild World of Richmond said...

I'm just saying....that Ken agrees with you.

He actually grinned when I read that to him.

Hey, I'll pray you survive this phase of karate...really...I mean...really.


Tammy said...

lol! I'm thinking Eric would agree too! :) I can't wait to see Bryce take somebody that a bad thing?

Anonymous said...

I don't think I like this phase of karate.
can't he skip the part and come back to it say like in 10 years.

I'm proud of you Bryce!

Love ya

Tammy Howard said...

He looks tough to me!!!

Go Bryce... I think you can take any of them!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I get it...He is missing the WORD(aka the sword of the spirit)

Anonymous said...

What does PK stand for??? Think about it!

Kevin & Lacey Hammontree said...

Kevin said he is missing an important piece. Might want to check that out.

I think he looks great!!!


Cyndi Lou said...

I am so proud of you Bryce! You look awesome, except for the aforementioned missing piece of protection! LOL!!

Also, Shana, I wanted to let you know that you have been awarded the 'Perfect Blend of Friendship' award. Go read my latest post to see what I am talking about. You are a true friend and this post helps to tell you a few reasons why!

Love you,


Brittany said...

That looks painful. You are a brave mom, a very brave mom, but who needs mace when you have a kid like Bryce???