I wrote last month about how Mister Man was struggling with his behavior associated with his autism. I was having a really bad day, but much of it was exemplified by his attempt to move up to the “big kid” class at Tae Kwon Do.
It turns out that we got a chance to try it out for the remainder of January to see how he did once he got more used to it – as he told me later that he was very excited and nervous. On February 1, the owner of the studio asked him if he wanted to have a white uniform, and he about passed out from happiness.
I officially have a white belt in the big kid class. Even better? At last night’s class he earned his first white belt stripe (they do it only for white belts to help them know where and when they are progressing, with four stripes required before promotion is even a consideration).