After one of those great weekends that included shopping, reading and quality family time, I simply must rave about my daughter today...
Many of us are delightfully attending those end-of-the-school year recitals, right? Friday night, we had the joy of watching Alex's first year piano recital and second year guitar recital. Before getting too entangled in this brag session, a little history might help.
I have a bit of a piano background...played all through high school, majored in music my freshman year in college before giving up a scholarship to study English. When it came time to enroll Alex in piano lessons, she simply told me that she had no interest. What? My daughter had no interest in taking piano? I was kind of bummed. Scratch that. Really, really bummed. But I got over it, like every normal parent who wants to live vicariously through their kids.
Then, a glimmer of excitement ran through me when she suddenly decided to take guitar lessons. But then something better happened. Last year she confessed that she wanted to take piano. I tried to contain myself.
In all truthfulness, it has been a joy to watch Alex discover the joy in music. And what is truly incredible to me is how talented she is - not even one year this girl has played! Okay, I tried for like a half an hour to post the video, but it wouldn't load... So, you'll have to trust me that she was really, really good. As a matter of fact, I felt teary-eyed watching the video again. She really plays beautifully. And she even got an award from her teacher for "Best Practice". What a lovely child we have.