Friday, September 9, 2011

Making Music

This morning I went back to bed.  It was one of those days.  I had finally fallen asleep.  Of course this would be the perfect time to get a phone call from one of the kids.  It was Mat.  She had forgotten her flute.  I'm such a great mom* I threw on some clothes, washed my face, and grabbed the flute to take it to her.  She has band on A days.  B days, it's P.E.  She is new to this kind of schedule and will probably take another week or so to remember her flute on the right days.
The instruments were actually pulled out and used in band today.  Mat wasn't too thrilled with the "song" they all played together.  (Play a note for 4 counts and stop.  Repeat 4 times.)  This was not music to her ears.  In fact she told me she was ready to quit and really wanted to take art instead.  She was informed that wasn't an option since we already bought the flute.  She wasn't happy but later she settled down and played the lovely "song" for us.  I know band won't be easy or fun to begin with but I'm sure it will get better.  Maybe I need to look into private lessons for her?

*The secretary at the school couldn't believe how many times I've come in bringing something for the girls.  This is only the second time this year but Meg needed a lot of things last year with her foot.  She commented that her mom couldn't or wouldn't bring stuff to school for her.  I will be better at reminding Mat about her flute.  I already go to the school once a week for the library.  I don't need to go much more than that.

1 comment:

janel said...

Go Mattey on the flute! At least you didn't have to lug a big bass or tuba to school! The flute is awesomely small.