Sunday, October 09, 2005

An unexpected lesson

M-Girl and I started Tae Kwon Do yesterday in a "family" class for all ages. Not only was it a good workout but we both learned some things. The instructor taught M-Girl how to back kick. He taught me that my name in the class is Jessica, not M-Girl's mom. It was a very gentle way to reprimand me for correcting her. I guess I'm more of a stage mom than I realized.

6 comments:

MIM said...

Hahaha. Ouch.

landismom said...

Yeesh! I guess when you teach a family class, you have to establish that really early on.

Sleeping Mommy said...

It's a hard habit to break, being the mom isn't it?

Greg - Cowboy in the Jungle said...

Excellent sport. We just enrolled our daughter. I find the dicipline to be outstanding. It really makes the core of the athlete that can go on to take other sports. Martial arts are far more mental than they get credit for.

cmhl said...

I love kickboxing--- although I would hate to actually view myself doing it. haha. not real flattering!

Jessica said...

It is very hard to stop being the mommy - the reality is that I know (generally) what my kids respond to. If something's being explained in a way that I know they don't understand, it's human nature to try to explain it a different way that I know they will understand. That said, I know I need to keep my mouth shut. It's the teacher's job to teach and correct and until I learn the stuff myself, I have no business correcting anyone anyway!