Saturday, November 28, 2009

I am having a great day!  I am loving this Saturday morning.  I’ve written a short story, I’ve talked to my sisters about New York and I wished my brother a happy birthday.  All before 11 o’clock.  The planets must be is alignment or something. 

I started my Christmas baking last weekend — made Boiled Raisin cookies.  This weekend I plan on making some shortbread.  Seriously, don’t know why I’m going to do all this baking — it’s just Tim and I.  Sigh.  Maybe we should plan a party and have a whole houseful of people.  Haven’t done that in ages.  It could be a lot of fun.  Usually is.  If I can stay organized I might just do it.

Thursday, I took my granddaughter to her Tae-Kwon-Do class.  She is four.  She is the only girl in the class.  There are 3 boys who make up the rest of the class. 

These kids are hilarious!  I had the best time watching them, took a bunch of pictures of Hailey in action.  I give such credit to their instructor because he has to have the patience of a saint.  When he says “Okay, turn in” (which means pay attention) and they continue to hop around on one foot and make faces at each other, and he repeats it two or three more times before they realize he’s talking to them and he still remains utterly calm I have nothing but admiration.  Their little voices yelling “yes, sir!” when he does get their attention is also hilarious, because they act so serious for about a split second and then they become four-year olds again and they’re just jumpin’ and bouncin’ and rarin’ to kick something, anything, but usually not in the way he’s shown them. 

Of course, I realize that he’s just familiarizing them with the concept of discipline that is required for a sport like Tae-Kwon-Do, and the sense of respect and seriousness that must be given to a teacher.  Still, to see these eager little people attacking the skills they’re being taught is pure delight. 

And, I am so proud of Hailey.  For four years old, she shines.

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