As a Mom you are always questioning if the decisions you are making today will have positive outcomes for your children’s future.
I don’t know if having my boys in tae kwon do at such an early age is the right decision. I have a bunch of logical reasons to keep them in it. Structure, channeling high energy into something good and enforcing respect, good behavior and manners are all elements of tae kwon do that I like.
Am I asking too much of them? On the days that T.Puzzle fights me to go to practice, will he have permanent psychological scars? Will he never be able to be in a room with a person wearing a colored belt without breaking into a sweat of fear? Is he doomed to a life of wearing only suspenders?
I. Don’t. Know.
I do know I have seen his confidence improve and it is finally clicking that the color of the belts is meaningful.
He rightfully earned his yellow belt.
Yes he is proud and so am I. Does that make it right for a three year old?
I. Don’t. Know.
6 thoughts on “Belts VS. Suspenders”
we are not supposed to know. we are supposed to trust….all is well in this present moment. love ml
Thanks, ml. Not in a great head space right now, I think I have lost my way a bit. I’m sure I’ll course correct with some time.
You are doing a great job and that is all we can do. Congratulations to T.Puzzle on the yellow belt 🙂 a very awesome accomplishment!
Thanks, Moni! Thanks again for your continued support as a faithful blog reader and a faithful friend. I really appreciate you!
He looks pretty happy to me!! 🙂
Thank you. Sometimes it’s hard to feel confident in my choices as a mother. Especially on the days when my kids are running amok and I’m really, really tired.