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It's been too long. Been working around the house a lot lately, getting ready for baby. His room is all situated now: crib, changing table, dresser, stuff, stuff, stuff! Funny thing though...
Yesterday afternoon, my Sister-in-law and Mom-in-law came over to help get things ready. I was taking some trash out and headed back toward the house, talking to my dog, etc. I thought I had noticed something in the corner of my eye, but before I could react,"BAH!"
Sis jumped out from around the corner at me and startled me. I got the impression she was going to grab me and changed her mind at the last second... which is good! I looked down and saw that I assumed a hanmi stance, dropped my center and had my hands up, ready for an attack!
While Mom and wife were inside laughing and Sis was laughing as well, I'm standing there deliberating whether or not to go ahead and cut her over into Nikyo or give her a pass.
I gave her a pass.
I was very proud of how I reacted! I was ready for a randori, had it been more than a couple people and I was ready!
All the more reason to get back on the mat.
Wifey is due in a week or two. Her due date is Feb. 4th, but she's gonna pop before that... I have no doubts. I'll be posting when baby arrives. He's already got a black and white striped tiger with a Gi on and all the belts so when Aiden (baby) starts training, Kun Phooie (tiger's name) can advance with Aiden too. It's just to cute.