Miles Jernagan doesn't sleep. He waits.
After expressing an interest in learning karate, our recently minted four-year-old took his first class at the All-American Karate Academy on Tuesday.
The results were, well, adorable and amusing. Clearly, you don't come into something like this as an expert, but with your kid, you watch from a distance wanting him to get everything right.
So here's what he needs to work on first and foremost: right vs. left and bowing before beginning a new exercise. Even in karate, you have to crawl before you walk, folks.
But I think it was a very good experience after one session. In only a half an hour, I can see that Sensei Niki and Sempai Zeke have wonderful patience. That's good. I'm sure it comes in handy -- such as every time Niki asked Miles which was his right (or left) hand. Without fail, he got it wrong, and she would simply ask, "Are you sure about that?"
One thing I think the boy is already well on his way to mastering is his yell. It didn't take much prompting for him to let out a loud "Kiai!" every time it was asked of him.
Of course being loud comes naturally. That boy's a Jernagan.