Me and my kiddo

Me and my kiddo

Friday, May 28, 2010

Beginning Jiu-Jitsu

My son's key love this week has been learning Jiu-Jitsu.  We got this video program where the parents are the kid's buddy and the techniques are learned together at home.  He is so thrilled with pinning us to the ground and we're excited about the confidence building potential for him.  We were also incredibly impressed with the basic parenting knowledge presented in the preliminary parent DVD... these guys know their stuff (the bully-proof program)! 

Other things to share:

This week's Objectivist Round Up.

Cute antics:
• after asking me about the time for a third time he commented, "I drive you up the wall a lot."  (I do so love the successes of the idiom dictionary!)
• instead of our usual list of to do items, he requested we think about the day using a "topic circle".  (It's a technique from the social group that tries to help the kids follow the topic of conversation by linking things logically.)
• when looking for the word distractions, he came up with "disturbons". (If I recall correctly, he got it eventually.)
• insisting again and again that Daddy "reply" the Jiu-Jistu clip.  (That would be "replay".)
• skipping in and out of our room this morning to announce, "It's 7:01.  It's 7:02.  It's 7:03..."  (The alarm goes off at seven, so he didn't wake us, but he made it clear that the snooze button wouldn't help!  :)  )

• introducing Flat Benjy ( to the frog pond in his bathroom (It didn't turn out to be as scary as it sounded: marbles, stones, and toilet paper in a tin.)

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