Saturday, November 18, 2006

Emma the orange

It's a colourful time at our house - yesterday James was green, and today Emma got her orange belt in karate. We're all very proud, and I told Dean that next time he really should come to see her grade, because she stayed very cool and did an excellent job. Here are two before and after photos:


Blogger Kasia said...

She looks proud as punch. How old is she?

11:40 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

She's sixteen. And this dojo is run by senseis who are unusually gifted at working with kids with learning disabilities, particularly Asperger's Syndrome. So she's found a peer group, she's getting physical exercise in a way that doesn't frustrate and humiliate her (PE was always the worst class, because it's so competitive, and group-work is essential), and she's genuinely accomplishing something she can be proud of. I think they have a website; I'll look it up and post a link, because we're so happy with the way she's developed since starting karate.

2:30 pm  

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