It is your birthday... You get to have a sleep over with all your best friends.
I imagine my 12 year old self would plan a pretty amazing party full of cake, chocolate, caffeinated beverages, NKOTB, Lisa Frank party favors and SeaQuest DVS.
|Wow... Really 12 year old self.. This is who you swooned over?!|
Yeah, I realize this is titled 'The coolest 12 year old ever', but I wasn't referring to myself.... clearly.
The coolest 12 year old ever, happens to be one of the young girls who attends the Women's BJJ class.
She had a birthday party sleep over and I am sure it was filled with things equally as awesome as my party in the 90s would have been filled with, except current... and since I am not hip to the 12 year old girl scene, I have no idea with those things would be.. Justin Bieber? Who knows.
One thing her party had that mine sadly would never even have considered was Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Her sleep over ended with 2 hours of Saturday morning grappling. How freaking cool is that?! She also requested a gi for her birthday. So proud! lol Very soon both of the 12 year olds in the class will be rocking Fenoms. Wooo!
To be totally honest, I'm not an enormous fan of 12 year old girls. (Except the two in the BJJ class. They are kind of exceptional, and I love them both.) I was kind of dreading it. I thought it would be a morning caulk full of giggling, refusal to do 'gross' things and/or pay attention, and lots of life threatening injuries.
I drank extra coffee, and braced for impact.
But as it turned out.. It was really fun!
There was lots of giggling as I suspected, but surprisingly they all paid attention, executed drills, and grappled without complaint.
It really makes me happy that I get to help introduce these girls to BJJ at such a young age. I truly they hope they stick with it... BJJ has a sneaky way of changing your life for the better, and I would love to see it work its magic on these girls.
I snapped a few pictures from the class, but then my battery died. Boo.
|Stretching, or worship?!|