Friday, December 19, 2008

No More Karate

Dan and I decided that Jared was no longer going to karate class, at least anymore this year. This past week was....embarrassing.

At this particular Karate school, everyone receives a free month to determine if they like the school. Until that time the students (children or adult) don't have a karate uniform. Jared was the only child in the class that was still in his free month and stood out like a sore thumb without a uniform (more than usual).

We finally decided that enough was enough when Jared left the gym floor and started running through the other parents to hide from us. I guess it is our fault, well, my fault. Jared told us that he didn't want to go there that evening. He insisted, "I don't want to go to karate class!" as he crossed his arms, turned his head away, and closed his eyes. Dan looked at me and asked, "Well?" I was taking him. He wasn't going to join something and then quit. I should have listened. Why oh why don't I listen to Dan? Why?

So, picture this....

There are all of these cute little 3 year old children down on the gym floor doing their front kicks all in their little white karate uniforms. Then there's Jared. In his black tee-shirt and gym pants. Yelling, "Mommy! Look at me!" As he pirouetted.


bekah said...

aw well, he is most definitely still young.

ladyfi said...

Good decision! There is no point forcing a kid to do something they don't want to - especially at this age. As I said before, my son who is now 5 larked around at everything, so we just stopped swimming and anything else... Now he is a bit older and really enjoys his lessons.

He has plenty of time ahead of him yet! :-)