Last week he "earned" his white belt. I use the term "earn" loosely because the criteria for receiving your white belt was : 1) Obey your parents the first time they ask you to do something for an entire day 2) Clean your entire room, including under your bed 3) Try a new vegetable. #1 took us a few tries :) And #3 was actually more challenging that we thought it would be because C loves vegetables and has pretty much tried and liked every vegetable that he has ever been offered. Somehow he had never tried turnip greens, probably because I don't like them and so have never cooked them. He tried them at Cracker Barrel and LOVED them. So much so that he asked if he could drink the turnip green juice out of the bowl! Yuk! He said it tasted like "steak and asparagus".
Here is C waiting for the belt ceremony. (All of these pics are with my phone because I wasn't sure if you were allowed to take pictures. There seems to be all sorts of secret rules in this sport and I'm constantly afraid I'm going to break one that I don't know about!)
He is super proud of his belt, but you will never see him wearing it outside of the dojo (that's the word for gym). That's another one of those secret rules I didn't know about! Never wear the belt outside the dojo. It's a sign of humility.
Last Wednesday was family night. Thankfully, Daddy got home from a business trip about 30 minutes before it was time for karate, so he got to go be the participating parent! I think he got a workout!