Friday, February 27, 2009

Enter the Darren

Backstory:
Last year, Darren and Sarah both participated in their school musical, Aladdin. Sarah will be in this year's production, Pinocchio; Darren elected to be a "judge" for the try-outs instead.

So as we wrapped a full-family viewing of "Ninja Warrior" on G4 (seriously, that show is an inspiring demonstration of athletic prowess, physical determination, family support and phenomenal sportsmanship...topped with a fun smattering of effusive Japanese commentary with captions. Dare we hope to pick up a little?), the TV remained on as Double Daddy hopped onto the computer and I headed to the kitchen (an acknowledged odd role-reversal).

Within a few minutes, we realized the G4 programmers had scheduled a Bruce Lee martial arts classic as the follow-up to "Ninja Warrior." With some concern, we monitored the kids' enthusiastic viewing -- there were some female practitioners amidst the melees, holding their own with guts and grace. After 10-15 minutes, as we turned off the TV and sat down to eat...

Darren: "Now THAT should be the school musical next year!"

Bet he'd try out for that one! The picture above was taken when D was a "Little Tiger."

He's now a proud Blue Belt.
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15 comments:

Jenni Jiggety said...

Handsome little blue belt!

Tim said...

He is soo cute in his gee. Im not sure of the spelling on that!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Rachael said...

that is awesome that he has a blue belt. i love that he turned ninja into theater :)

MereCat said...

That's a great picture. He totally seems like he has a handle on the art. I'm really impressed. Don't know about the belt color and all, but he has the right moves to be totally convincing. And, don't tell him this, but he's totally adorable! Or tell him, if you think he'd like that from an old lady, it's okay with me. ;-)

Sharlene said...

My son would think Darren is the coolest kid ever in that karate outfit. Wait can I call it an outfit or is that not cool?

BoufMom9 said...

A TOTAL boy! That's what he is! :)

Missy said...

I agree with Darren - he would get the part for sure! Great pictures!!!

Terra said...

You'll have to tell us what the director of your musicals says when he approaches him/her about his idea!!!

Nancy said...

HAHAHAH! Oh man, if that's next year's musical - let me know. I wanna see it *grin*

noble pig said...

Oh yeah, all the little boys would love that musical!

Congrats on the blue belt Darren.

Tracy said...

Way to go, Darren! Your pose is AWESOME!

Rebecca said...

I wouldn't mess with him!

cat said...

Oh wow, cool Darren.

cat said...

Oh wow, cool Darren.

Jen B. said...

A blue belt... that's awesome!