Monday, January 31, 2011

Good news from the battle lines:

I'm almost afraid to type this outloud- as I'm afraid I may jynx myself- but Allyson has stopped crying and whining every.single.week as I drag her to her piano lesson.  Don't get me wrong- I don't think she is loving it- but she may have finally realized that wasting all that energy was just.........wasted.

But here's the really exciting part.  A few days ago I looked over and saw her writing her own piano music.  Plinking it out on the keys, humming it, writing it all out on paper and then transferring it to the handdrawn music bars. 

And I realized at that exact moment that a full year of head on torture (for me- nothing like draggin a kid around who is in constant 'buy whyyyyyyyyy?  I haaaaaaaate it?  I don't wannnnnnnt to goooooooo?' mode) may have been worth it.


Anonymous said...

That's awesome!!! Your hard work paid off Mynde (and Allison's, too)!

Vicki said...

Someday she will thank you for making her stick with it. My 25 y.o. son wishes that I hadn't let him quit his piano lessons. Good job, Mynde!