Starting a martial arts program for the community (that fell into my lap perfectly.) 3 hours today, and I had a program, a schedule, and organization in place.
The space. The mats. The sound system. The students. The very real possibility that this will grow into a greater community outreach fundraising piece is very exciting.
Explaining to my children they'll be participating (it's a lot of hours, several days a week,) and they didn't groan, or moan. They were seated in the sunshine, on a perfectly breezy, perfectly spring time day, and they embraced it! Then we played ball, and laughed, and were grateful for the day, each other, and our lives. (My oldest taught me a new yoga position! My youngest chased ducks: )
My children are familiar enough with my workouts it's anticipated they'll grow quickly into assistant teaching positions. They have some formal martial arts training, and that will help so much in my non tradition classroom, which doesn't require they bow in or out, but it does require they be attentive, and focused. I think the transition to my class style will be easy, fun and mostly positive.
::knocking on wood::
This is gonna be great!