Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Monday, March 9, 2009


The last building project at Lowe's. It's coming up again Saturday!

They just love worms!

Dancin' (This is what Taliesin will be wearing to his spring dance recital).

Nathanael decided today that he was ready to go back to karate lessons. Taliesin's been going for the past couple of months. He's so proud that he gets his yellow belt later this month. Nathanael was getting a little concerned with the "stranger safety" lessons and with some of the karate equipment (mainly "BOB," the bad guy punching bag). So we have been talking about it. We talked about how he is always with someone, so he really does not have to worry a lot about strangers the way some kids do; and when I told him that "BOB" is just like one of the villains that superheroes fight (only BOB doesn't have hands or feet, so he can't fight back), he was fine. He had so much fun again today at karate class.
I'm glad. He really has enjoyed his karate lessons. I like to see him continue doing what he enjoys!


little castle said...

I was so relieved to read this, it'd been on my mind since you first shared. How wonderful for him that he has you as a Mom so he could work through what was upsetting him and find a way to enjoy what he does love.

unschoolermom said...

Thank you. :^) It was bothering me as well. It always bothers me when something bothers Taliesin or Nathanael. So many people do not understand why. I know it's a part of growing up. But I like to talk to them about things they do not understand, to help them through any issues they may have, to be there for them. I always want to be the kind of mom that they can come to with anything - even if they know it is something that I may not agree with or something that I may find upsetting. No matter what, I always want to be there for them.


TERI said...

Beautifully said, Kandy. The pictures are adorable. I love that first one!

Mama Lavender said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Love that little friendly worm :)

unschoolermom said...

I love the first picture as well. He's really concentrating on his building. :^) Believe it or not, I used to have a fear of worms - even the rubber kind. Shows what having kids does to ya. LOL. I still do not like picking worms up, but I'm getting better. Rubber ones don't bother me anymore. LOL