Everybody was Kung Fu fighting.

Here is a little known fact about me:  I am a black belt.  Yep.  Full-fledged Kung Fu fightin’ martial artist.  Since taking my kids to see Kung Fu Panda, I’ve been showing them some of my old moves – the round kick, side kick, knife-hand punch….all the good ones.  I even let John Henry and Anna watch the video of when I received my black belt.  “Can we watch something else now?”  John Henry said with an exasperated sigh. 

Yesterday, John Henry whips out some of his Kung Fu moves.  So, I join him – showing him my skills.  He tells me, “My Daddy Bryan says that you can’t do karate anymore.”

“Do wha?  Did he really say that?”

“Sure did.”  John Henry answers.

So, when Bryan called to talk to John Henry last night, I called him on it.

“No, I did not tell John Henry that.  We talked about Kung Fu Panda and how you were a black belt, but I never said you couldn’t do it anymore.”  Bryan defended.

“Okay.  I’ll address this with John Henry.”

Look, I realize this is small stuff to you, but at this point, I have something to prove. 

So, I asked my son, “Um, your Daddy Bryan says that he never said such.  What’s the truth?”

“Mom, I made that up.  I just want you to stop doing your karate moves.”  John Henry confessed.

Current Cool Factor rating?  I’m in the red.


Filed under Kid Stuff, Motherhood

10 responses to “Everybody was Kung Fu fighting.

  1. Well, I did NOT know you had a black belt, that is really something to be proud of! I will call on you, if i need to whip up on somebody. LOL!
    This was such a cute blog!

  2. LOL! Ouch! Say Whaaaat?

    My boys are currently taking Karate at Premiere Martial Arts in Edmond; they just started and really like it. I was watching their class yesterday and i decided to look over at the Adult Class… They were slapping each other in the face and doing some attack moves; not play slapping but for real slapping. Some of those black belts are scary.

  3. kristen fountain

    sometimes I think it’s a fun trick to tell Andy’s current friends that he, too, has a black belt. It’s always a real hoot; I’m sure my sweet baby brother appreciates it.

  4. dlkaufman

    Okay, remind me not to tick you off! Remind me after I stop laughing!With the age spans of my kids, the only way I’ll see “cool” anytime soon is with a trip to Antartica. But, at least, with kids, you get to keep your IQ until they are about 12. Then you lose it. If you’re lucky, you get it back by the time they are 30!

  5. Judy


  6. Dennis

    Hey Homey, I have always believed that you kick it strong. Just remember the Cobra Kai Dojo motto from The Karate Kid…..Strike First, Strike Fast, and Strike Hard! It will never fail you Sen Se.

  7. Lynn – I don’t know that I would count on me to whip it up on somebody, but I appreciate the confidence!

    Scott – Yes, we are scary!

    Kristen, I remember when Andy received said honors!!

    Debbie – I’m holding out for hope, that I, too, will regain my cool factor – and my brain cells.

    Judy – You’re just silly.

    Dennis – The fact that you remember lines from Karate Kid, well, it’s not surprising for some reason.

  8. I was with Scott watching them choke each other. I think I laid and egg just watching

  9. Julie

    I remember Tony working with you and Marsha in our bonus room one time and he REPEATEDLY said, “Dusty, keep your hands up!” After about 5 times he bopped you pretty hard “upside” the head and then immediately hugged you. Bet you continued to keep those hands up, huh? Memba?

  10. Amy Hull Watson

    BAHHHAHAH… ok so BHAHHAHHAA… That is such a guy comment isn’t it? You can do what he wants to do and he totally is like STOP… BHHHAHAH.. Well, I NEVER knew you were a black belt GIRL.. That really is awesome and an accomplishment too. If I was I would be like wearing it everyday daring someone to make me mad.. J.K.
    Here is my black belt story.. …..
    I was at the Keith Urban Concert FRONT ROW I might add and some drunk lady was pushing me and the girl beside me to take my spot. PUlling us, and then got her guy to do the same.. Well, I turned around for the 5th time and snapped.. I said I am a black belt and will Kick your “Boody” not that nice of course… It made her stop needless to say… I think I could have at that point. Security came and she didn’t even have a ticket to be on the floor. … So they took her away and I was like BYE BYE..

    So, everyone laughs at me when someone is rude or whatever and says “hey you betta watch out she know blackbelt” BHHHHAHAHHA

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