I’m thankful that we are able to give our kids opportunities that we were never able to do. That’s the dream, isn’t it? Giving our children what we didn’t have, making them better people than who we are. It helps that our kids are at a fun age where they are excited to try new things and experiences. They haven’t reached that stage where they’re super self-conscious. I wish I still had some of that fearlessness.
But no, I hide in the back of the room when doing Zumba. 🙂
After watching Jackson play a whole lotta basketball, Trenton decided he wanted to try something new too. He’s never been much for team sports, so it didn’t surprise me much when he chose jiu jitsu. Luckily, we have a good friend who is really involved in jiu jitsu, so I reached out to him and 5 days later, we were at our first class.
Trenton did great. He jumped right in and took all the advice he could get.
I love this next photo of him. He’s just watching and listening. Nothing special, really. But I love seeing him learn.
I can’t say enough nice things about all of the teachers we met. They all introduced themselves to me and asked questions about Trenton, like they genuinely wanted to get to know him.
He’s going to go back for his final 2 complimentary classes and then make a decision on whether or not he’ll continue. If not, we’ll find him something else. But I’m really hoping he sticks with it.
As a parent, listening to the teachers talk to the kids about discipline and respect, I wanted to enroll all 3 of them right there on the spot. They also stressed the importance of looking at them, and anyone else for that matter, in the eye. When you shake someone’s hand, look them in the eye, not at the floor.
That’s a trait I wish I could stress to some adults that I work with, haha. (No, but really.)