I'm afraid for my ears and for my sanity.
I don't know if there is anything worse........but I'm about to find out just how bad 'bad' can be.
It turns out that in third grade one can take up a strings instrument.
So this weekend I had the lovely experience of going to the Music store and picking out a Viola with LG.
He is BEYOND excited. And today is the first class.
He went forth this morning laden not only with the usual backpack and lunch box but also with his little viola, in its case, and a canvas bag with the books and various accessories.
I can only hope that his joyful anticipation hasn't been completely deflated by the time school is over today. We've had several discussions about how difficult it can be to learn an instrument but we've also talked about how capable he is and what perseverance really means.
I'm excited for him, but lets be honest, I'm also trepidatious of the idea of sitting through his home practices. Each night.
Night after night after night after night........
You get the idea right?
Then I try to make myself feel better and think "how bad can it be? really?"
Anyone have any thoughts on that?
I have been thinking that maybe I can listen to him practice and sketch at the same time, its doubtful I'd be able to sit and read while I listen to him practice, but maybe sketching would work. I'm not sure I have to actually WATCH him practice, right? Although he may have decidedly different views on the subject.
Guess I'll find out tonight!
Oh, one more thing I wanted to share. I have mentioned before how much I love language and words. My Mother and I were trying to grab a new word each week (or thereabouts) just for fun, but we kind of forgot and got off track. Well, someone at work was giving away a vocabulary 'kit' - I think it was an SAT primer - so I took it home and now we are learning a new word each week for my son (not that WE don't know the words, this is more for him).
He loves it!
So far these are the words he has picked at random out of the box (they are on small cards about the size of a standard business card):
Tonight we'll pick a new one.
Have a GREAT week all!