Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Way to go Zach!!

Zach has been active in karate for the last 3 years, achieving his red-black belt last November. He has been working for his black belt the last 6 months. He has been so excited for his black belt testing coming up in a few weeks. Not only has he had to learn the karate, but he also had to write 6 essays and be prepared to answer multiple questions. Last Saturday was the pretest for the tryouts, something that was just reinstated for this group of kids. I was a nervous wreck!! We were told that not every person would pass, and would have to wait 3 months to try again. As a parent how do you prepare your child for that? I didn't want him to assume he would be allowed to test, on the other hand, I didn't want to freak him out. I made a general statement to him that not everyone would pass, just do his best. I was so proud of him!! It seemed to me that he did well, but what do I know? We had to sweat it out for 2 days before getting the congratulatory email. He did it!! Now on to the actual test!!


Suzanne said...

What an incredible accomplishment!

cardiogirl said...

It's so nice seeing the smiles on their faces -- your son and your husband. Their joy and excitement leap off the page.