It’s ski week here and Kent just finished his second (and final) day of ninja camp at our new local ninja gym! He loved it! After the first day he was acting strange after and it made me think that he maybe didn’t like ninja camp but he assured me that he definitely wanted to go back for the second day (and, Mommy, why didn’t you sign me up for the third day? :: eyes rolling ::)
At pick up after the first day he came off the mat telling me, “The important thing was that I didn’t give up,” which, in not so many words means that he tried but was unable to do a lot of the obstacles. I felt sad for him, but proud at the same time for having such a good attitude. Later he told me that he was the only 5 year old in camp; it was for ages 5+ and at the beginning of class they go around the group and all the kids tell their names and ages… I never try to set Kent up for failure, but definitely in this situation being the youngest person there would have major disadvantages.
In the end, he is happy that he got to go to ninja camp and keeps asking me to sign him up for the weekly classes!
Funny story: Calvin had physical therapy today at the exact same time that I was supposed to pick up Kent from ninja camp. First I asked a few friends if they would be able to grab him, but when they were busy I called a friend’s babysitter who we had never met. Haha, this high-school-aged girl was so sweet and was totally okay with walking into ninja gym carrying Kent’s sequined stuffed dolphin (aptly named “Rainbow Dolphin”). You see, Kent had never met this girl before and in order to recognize her, I told him to pick one of his stuffed animals for her to be carrying at pick up… he picked the most obnoxious, bedazzled, stuffed animal we own and luckily the girl had a good sense of humor and laughed when I told her the plan. Bytheway, everything went smoothly and they had no trouble finding each other after camp was over 🙂