Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Eli the Karate Kid

T-ball is over and after being hit in the neck with a baseball Eli has now decided that he does not like it any longer.  After going through the "middle child" crisis here lately I thought it would be a good idea to sign Eli up for something just for him.  He really loves the Ninja Turtles so I figured he would like to take Karate or Tae Kwon Do.  I signed him up and Jesse took him to his first private lesson.  He will get 2-3 private lessons before joining a class.  Anyways, here's what happened:
Jesse arrived with Eli crying his eyes out and repeating over and over that he wanted to go home.  Jesse was thinking that this was a bad idea and was waiting to just say "I told you so".  After finishing the sign up sheet the instructor came over and got Eli and took him to a private room with Jesse.  After a few minutes Eli was loving it! He was doing the kicks and punches and getting into it.  Then the instructor tells Eli that they are going to do a concentration drill.  He shows Eli how to do it.....You stand straight up, hands to the side and look straight ahead without moving.  Jesse said Eli cocked his head to the side and looked at the guy like he was nuts.  So Eli mimicked him standing straight and looking dead ahead.  After a few seconds though Eli got bored and started to move a little...the instructor immediately said Eli....concentrate.  Eli straightened back up for a few seconds and then started raising his hands above his head turning around a little and the instructor again says Eli...concentrate.  Eli again cocks his head to the side and looks up at him and says "but I don't know how"!  HA!  I just love that boy!

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