One of the things I really like about James' new preschool are the amazing programs they offer. They bring in specialty classes like soccer and karate to the school - which is a huge help to moms like me who are constantly running here or there to get kids to school or church, classes or various activities.
When we signed James up - we didn't really know what to expect. We weren't sure how he'd do - if he'd like it - or frankly what they would do - but figured it couldn't hurt....anything to help him control his body - to stay focused and attentive and not flailing all around - and perhaps address some of his excess amounts of energy would be great.
I think he likes it - he doesn't talk much about it - just that he had class that day - and if he was good - that he received a stamp on his hand.
So last Friday was his official belt test. I didn't even know what a belt test was - but they invited the class and parents to come to the karate place (studio? gym? place where they kick a lot?) and 'test' to receive a belt.
James was thrilled. So we happily obliged.
Sweet Baby James.