Mateo was up to test for his orange stripe belt, and this time I think he was actually nervous. As many times as I tried to explain just what was going to happen as we practiced and practiced his moves, it didn't really sink in until he saw Mr. Yi's big desk and all the parents sitting anxiously around the class. He shot me a few dirty looks that said, "Mama, what have you gotten me into?" But he did a fantastic job and as he walked out of class smiling, I knew he was proud of himself. We'll see in a few days if he passed. 

Other than that, there was a lot of painting, home picnics, and library books as we all laid low to nurse a sick daddy and Nico. By today, everyone's feeling much better.