Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saturday Tournament

If someone would have told me before I had children that I would be spending time ringside, cheering on my kids as they were kick boxing I would have told them they were nuts. I'm pretty passive by nature. Fighting was a dirty word to me. It never even crossed my mind that sparring, bouts, hook punch and flying kicks would become part of my everyday vocabulary. I always envisioned my children in dance and piano recitals. But I have become a convert and this is how I spent my Saturday... Yup, at ring side cheering on my kids as they kick boxed. Just one more example of how parenthood will totally change your priorities. That is 9 year old Christopher as he is waiting to start his very first kick boxing match. He lost, by the way. Just too passive by nature also. He is my son, after all.

And here is Katie, trying to stay awake before the early morning bow-in.

The kids were in an in-school tournament and competed in point sparring, weapons matches (another dirty word!), and since they are now old enough and of a high enough belt level, light kick boxing. Katie is actually very much a girly-girl, but still loves kempo. This is the kid that asked for numchuks for her 7th birthday. If they made them in pink she would have been in heaven!

I actually got some knitting done today! The kids had to wait over an hour after the bow-in until their matches started so at least I had the forethought to take along a sock I am knitting.

I finished this sock in the winter. It's Opal Petticoat 1291 and was the 3rd sock I ever finished. I like my socks bright and colourful!


Fiber Jewels said...

Hey there girlfriend! I just love all your socks! I'm beginning to really enjoy sock knitting and finaly "get" why people would want to knit socks for $20 when they can purchase already made socks for a buck or two!

Juse love seeing pictures of Katie; I'm sure there is never a dull moment in your house with her!

Aunt Kathy said...

I am fairly new to sock knitting too but love it. I like colors, lots of colors as well.

My kids were in Tae Kwon do, and I remember sitting on mats watching them compete.

Darcie said...

At least we got chairs to sit in!