Yesterday, Madeline came home with a booklet in her backpack entitled "Elementary School After-School Activities" and it was about as thick as the seasonal guides from Calgary Parks and Recreation. Whoa. Private school dollars at work? I guess so, and thank Chris's company for footing her tuition.
Anyway, I noticed that there is a one-hour a week introductory karate class offered on Tuesday afternoons, and immediately tried to sell the idea to Madeline.
"No, Mama," she explained, "karate is for boys who like fighting!"
I explained that martial arts are not really about fighting, and also that little girls can enjoy karate. Madeline still looked skeptical. I then turned to YouTube, and enter "girls practicing karate" as my search terms. Madeline loves watching video on the internet, and so was wiggling with anticipation as we pick a clip to watch. It was loading ... loading ... loading ... and then finally it started ... "look Madeline, at the girls ... yes, I guess they do look like they are fighting with each other ..."
Sigh. Maybe next term.