Okay... so I did something a little crazy today.
After doing the self-defense class for children, Z-boy has expressed interest in learning KenPo, which is a self-defense style of Karate. While we were walking to school today, I set forth some options for things to do: flag football, violin lessons, KenPo. He perked right up at KenPo, so we made a date for after school to go and sign up for classes. He came home, did ALL his homework and was ready to go when I got home a few minutes after four.
Tomorrow is our first class. Yes, OUR.
When we arrived, all the moms were sitting outside on lawnchairs watching the class inside (no one who is not in class is allowed in the dojo proper during class). I saw that and thought, geez - if I have to be here anyway, I'd take a class! So I signed up right along with Z-boy. His classes are 4:30-5:30 and mine are 5:30 to 6:30. While he's in class, I get a little down/preparation time, and while I'm in class, he does his homework. We meet two times a week with an optional Saturday class. We're committed for a year. My husband is dying to take some kind of martial arts class too, but he's got to get his knee and back straightened out and okay'd by a doctor before he can do that kind of stuff.
We got our uniforms and shoes tonight too!
As you can see, they're a little big. Tomorrow I need to go get some white thread (how can I NOT have white thread????) and hem pants and shorten sleeves. First class is at 4:30!!!