Aidan gets a lot of air time on the old blog....maybe because he's the smallest, and I spend the most time with him (the big boys are at school). Perhaps it's because he has Down syndrome and it seems right to write/advocate/share/chronicle, etc., about Down syndrome on the blogosphere. I don't think the big billy goats mind that they aren't written about as much.
But, every so often an anecdote comes to mind about the other boys, and I want to put it down so I remember.
This is a story about the middle-est billy goat,
Oh, and a little tae-kwan-do too.
Liam is a fidgety boy. He bounces, spins, fidgets, plays drums on his knees, does strange things with his cheeks, and we love him whole heartedly.
We put him in tae-kwan-do to try to learn some self-discipline and self-control. Also for some physical activitiy which he was craving.
He's doing great.
At school, he is fidgety, and not getting down to work. I went in to talk to his teacher. She explained that they were writing two word poems.
She said that he right away wanted to do his poem on tae-kwan-do.
No surprise there.
His poem was as expected, about a dojang, white dobak, high kicks....
and the last line of his poem was difficult to read,
but it looked like: "bar fights."
Hmmmn. His teacher looked at me.
I looked at her.
We chuckled and shrugged.
I was thinking did he get that from Bugs Bunny?
Later, in the car (on the way to tae-kwan-do), I remembered his poem, and told him I thought it was terrific...but that I couldn't quite read the last line. How did it go, again?
Oh, right. :o)
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