“QUARANTINE IS FUN, MOMMY.” – MY DAUGHTER

“What do you want for breakfast, baby?” I asked my daughter, just like I do every morning.

“Cinnamon rolls,” she says in this cute, little voice.

“Ok.” I said.

“Really?” She said.

“Really let’s go!” I told her excitedly.

She ran down the hallway, through the living room and into the kitchen before I could get there. She had flour and powdered sugar on the counter. I started laughing but was very proud she remembered some of what we would need to make them. We haven’t had them this year so to be 5 years old and not made them in at least 5 months, that’s a good memory. She loves using the big Kitchen Aid mixer. She gets so excited and loves to bake. As we were using the mixer, she was all smiles. 

Finally, we put the rolls into the oven, and I let her use her oven mitt to open the oven for me. I put the rolls in and went to close the door as she said, “Mommy?”

“Yeah, baby?”  I turned and asked her.

“Mommy, Quarantine is Awesome, it’s so much fun!” She screamed with a big ol smile on her face sounding just like a little cartoon character.

“Really?” I asked her.

“Yeah, Mommy. I like being stuck with you doing fun things,” she said.

I picked her up, gave her a big ol hug and smiled. Just as soon as I was about to tell her how wonderful she was, she hit me with the con….

“Can I have some chocolate milk?” She asked. 

“Of course, you can,” I told her, then bust out laughing because she got me! 

As I was getting out the Nestle Quik chocolate powder, I was smiling because I realized she may be conning me for cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk but energy transfers! 

Never once have I complained about being shut in with my family. I make a choice to not complain about things and make the most out of every experience because complaining doesn’t change things. I’d rather spend my time coming up with a solution rather than complaining. 

There wasn’t a huge transition for us because I already homeschool and her Taekwondo school is incredible, so she has been able to attend class online. Unfortunately, soccer was cancelled but virtual piano lessons have filled the spot! 

Life can change in the blink of the eye! Children soak up all that we give, including our happiness and our energy! For your children’s sake, please Choose happiness and love! It really is that simple. 

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IT’S IN THE GENES

Do you ever look at your children and think, “Where did they get that from?” Some things are in their genes, there is NO denying it!

I have these moments all the time with my daughter.

When my daughter was 2 years old, she was throwing her ball in a bag as I emptied the groceries… that was all her father! She plays basketball with everything. She has recently decided she is a DJ…LOL Yup, that’s him too, as she beatboxes.

She’s stubborn as all get out and will say exactly how she feels…Yes that’s all me! She also eats a lot…that’s me too!

But the icing on the cake was when she was in Taekwondo and her Grandmaster started telling the class about weapons training and my beautiful little baby blurts out, “I already have my weapons!” Her Grandmaster turned around and said, “Yes, I know you have Nun chucks.” She blurts out, “Nawwww. Not those. I GOT HANDS!” Holding her hands up, as if she was a boxer. She is the youngest and smallest in the class. Her Grandmaster and students all busted out laughing, while I was amused but in disbelief that my MOTHER’S spawn was born through me. She has the softest heart, but is violent at 5 years old. I know exactly where it comes from. MY Mother!! LOL

Some things are just in the genes…

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SHE DID IT!

This weekend was full of excitement. Our little girl was invited to test for her black belt in Taekwondo! While she was pretty cool looking, she was calm and collected when she told me that morning that she was a little nervous. I busted out in a sweat! I started eating candy and I was a nervous wreck. (I don’t even eat candy.)

All awhile telling my little girl, “You are ready for this, you have been practicing and as long as you are prepared, there is no reason to be nervous. I will be right there, and I believe in you.” 

Her father told her to enjoy herself and she got this, and we all love her.

Her grandmother told her, “You got this girl! Don’t be nervous.”

She walked in the Dojo, bowed and went straight on the mat to meditate. 

My 5-year-old baby was meditating. I was proud but my heart was pounding. We were all sitting there and her Masters came up and greeted us with huge smiles. This was her first real testing with big kids. The kids there ranged from about 8-15 years old. They were all testing for different belts and of course they were from what my daughter calls “THE BIG KIDS’ CLASS”. She was the only student who tested from the Little Champions Program.

Her testing lasted 2.5 hours. After they warmed up, she was called to the table to preform her Form – Chung Gi. This is when I started to calm down, she nailed it! Her cheering section was full of smiles as we watched a higher rank testing with her watching her to make sure they were doing things correctly.

Her one steps were flawless, she landed her kicks and her punches! She broke the board. She also counted to 10 in Korean and knew all her Korean vocabulary. She wrote her essay…she did it! 

SHE GOT HER LITTLE CHAMPIONS BLACK BELT!

Grandma was crying! 

Her Daddy was screaming KIA! 

I could finally breathe, hahahaha.

Her Determination, her Focus and her Fierceness will take her a long way! She is off to the big kids’ class soon…but not too fast. For now, it will only be 1 day a week because she’s still only 5 years old! So, he’s gonna slowly move her over to longer classes with bigger kids while still allowing her to take the fun lil kids’ class that’s not “AS” serious all the time. 

LOL, Ima PROUD MOMMA!