Jane Biggio wrote:
You refer to your children as 'mat rats'.
The children's program for the 8-14 year olds in our Stockton Dojo is called The Mat Rats. In an effort to distinguish the Stockton Mat Rats from the Rio Vista Mat Rats one of the Stockton instructors refered to the Rio Vista kids as River Rats.
The Rio Vista kids loved and River Rats they are to this day.
As for spouses: my oldest daughter trains, my youngest son trains, my wife started training with a weekend intensive this weekend and she plans to continue. My wife helps me run the Rio Vista dojo as well.
My youngest daughter is looking forward to starting her training next year.
"Hi. My name is Michael and I'm an Aikido addict."