We all know mom has her black belt. She has her black belt in Kenpo Karate. Mom is also a Certified Beginning Level Instructor. It means she has a really cool white gi top with a neat black stripe on her right sleeve. (Like the one Mr. Karate is wearing.) (But I can't find a nice picture of her in it.) Mr Karate is a 2nd Degree Black Belt. He is working on his Beginning Lever Instructor Certification. Mom used to be an English major. For mom, writing is easy. That's why she got her Certification before Mr. Karate. For Mr. Karate, karate is easy, graceful, fluid, beautiful, makes people stop talking and stare, etc etc. (Mom's not like that, just in case you were wondering.
Mom helps teach the Adults Beginners on Monday and Wednesday nights. The woman who was helping teach the Adult Intermediate class had to leave, so mom is taking her position. For the last four weeks, mom has taught two nights, four classes, Beginners and Intermediates. In one week she will not be teaching the Beginners at all. She takes class two nights and one morning. She sits through three classes for the boy and of course, works a full time job, is mom, wife and blogger's assistant, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Tonight the Head Instructor pulled her over during the Beginner's class and said, "I have to talk to someone, start the next class up, keep them moving and I'll be back after about fifteen minutes."
So what did mom think? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
It looks something like this!
Or maybe, something like this.
Well, maybe not, but you get the idea. Mom's been helping out in class for three years. (She taught kids for two years) She has even started the class a few times, but get them going for fifteen minutes! Yikes! That's a little different. And of course, mom wants to do a good job so the Instructor has faith in her and doesn't regret putting her in that position, etc. etc.
Well, the long and short of it is... she survived. She might have talked a little too much (can you tell she likes to talk?) but she thought overall it went well. And she thinks the Instructor was happy with her because after she warmed them up, she started reviewing the techniques they had been learning, so when he came on the mat, he said "Technique review, good." (He is a man of few words, but they really, really mean something when he says them!)
So anyway, mom is really, really happy, and the itching is getting better, and if she can just sleep more than five hours, she will be happy and back to normal. And get back to my blogs. She did not get to any of them today. I think I will have to forgive her, just this once. What do you say?