At first I wasn't totally sold on the idea, but I figured we'd try it and see what happens. Clint said when he first started the class, he was crying because he couldn't keep up with any of the other students during warm up. Luke is so hard on himself and he gets frustrated with himself so easily...Clint told him he'd just have to suck it up and pay attention, if this was something he really wanted to do. And that's just what he did. He had a one-on-one lesson with the co-instructor to get caught up with the rest of the class and very quickly realized that these teachers are not playing around. This is serious stuff and if you don't pay attention or take it seriously, you are going to get hurt.
To say the least, Luke loved it. Looks like we'll be heading to martial arts class two nights a week from now on...
And, in a crazy turn of events, the moment he walked in the door after class, he seemed like a totally different boy. He wasn't jumping around or being his usual, sometimes slightly obnoxious, self. After he finished eating dinner, he asked if he could clear the table and do the dishes. I've never turned down help! He did a great job rinsing and scrubbing the food off the dishes (better than me, even!) And he placed them all expertly in the dishwasher, added the soap and started it up. I was very impressed. I think I'm going to like this!
On Wednesday, Beau starts a new gymnastics class with the Tulsa Parks team coach to start training to join the team. Because their competition season starts next month, he won't be ready to compete until next year, which is fine, because it will give him a lot of time to work on his routines. He's so excited, and so are we!