You know there’s nothing like being a dad. It’s so hard and so exciting all at once. Sometimes it feels like you’re messing up while other times you’re so shocked that things work out at all. The best moments I find for reflection are during lessons. It’s amazing how hard it is to get the kids ready and convinced to even go but then there is that one moment in the stands or on a bench where you can slow down and take it all in because, as we all know, they grow up so fast. Take a moment while you’re sitting there, turn off your phone, and just watch your child and enjoy them.I’m a poet so I would like to share with you two poems that I wrote while watch my sons at their lessons. Enjoy.
kick flutter pop breath head tilts cup palm of wave splash under water
dolphin tail slap slip stream stroke spin skims surface belly flop
drop dive swan scuttle flick eggbeater front crawl arrowhead chlorine
kiss shower down.
learning to skate
buttocks kiss ice cold hard a beaver tail slap shot thunderclap snow
plough dime stop helmet bounce skate blade swish ankles bent
pitter-patter shuffle puck pounce zamboni rumble roars high fives.
5th Dan (degree) Black Belt with the Canadian Wado Ryu Federation, Affliated with the Wado Ryu Karate do Academy and the Japan Wado Ryu Renmei
5th Dan with Karate Canada and Karate Ontario, both recognized by Sports Canada
NCCP level I (National Coaching Certificate Program)
York Region District School Board Secondary Teacher for 13 Years
an all round decent guy and awesome father.