Last Wednesday, June 9th was a great day for Erin. Not only was it the last day of school, but she was also on tv. Her karate school was doing demos this past weekend at a local movie theater for the opening of The Karate Kid.
We had to be at the school by 6:25 in the morning. I needed coffee! I still don't know how it got made! Waking Erin up wasn't easy. You've heard it before "5 more minutes. Please." I gave her too much time because I needed to put my makeup on. Sifu had mentioned that the news reporter might interview a few parents. There wasn't a woman there without a full face on.
As soon as we walked in, Erin was directed to her spot in the back. I was so disappointed because being as tiny as she is, there was no way anyone would see her. It worked out fine. There were a few segments being done as teasers for the upcoming movie. Sifu ended up moving Erin to the front for the 2nd segment. She had chosen Erin to be one of 4 children spotlighted for board breaking - something she loves to do. In fact when they did a quick run through, Erin was so excited that she didn't wait for the complete instructions & just broke the boards. She showed a bit more patience when they did the actual broadcast.
The cameraman must have liked something about Erin because he followed her around for a good part of the demo. I asked Sifu later on if she had any input on this. She told me that she wasn't allowed to make suggestions beyond the board breaking. Wow!
We got to the school at 6:30 and stayed until they ended the segment teasers. There were a lot of students - mostly younger children and a few adults. Of course there were many parents who came to watch their children and support the school. It was a great morning!
One of the families TIVOd the show & made up CDs for us. We viewed the segments but I can't wait to upload the video so our family & friends can also view it.