Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Things


Little one came home from school yesterday clutching a tiny violin. He's learning violin this year, with all his little friends, as part of the school strings program.

"I know you sort of know how to play Mum but I can ONLY learn off my teacher, no-one else".

Right. Got it.

He's a bit frustrated as they don't get their bows until next term..... so they are only plucking the strings at this stage. They haven't learnt anything yet, just how to hold it and pluck any string... but that hasn't stopped him furiously practising every moment he can.

Heading out the door last night, he had his violin with him. "Sweetheart, why have you got your violin, your lesson isn't until next Monday?". "Muuum, I have to practise". Big brother looked at me and smiled the biggest smile, which I knew meant, "isn't he gorgeous Mum!"

.... oh my heart.
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28 comments:

  1. Utter gorgeousness!! These moments keep us going through any rough times don't they?
    We have just 'upgraded' my eight year old from a quarter size violin to a half size and it seems so huge.
    I also remember this time last year the frustration of just holding the instrument, then being allowed to pluck and finally and eventually use the bow - the excitement!
    Enjoy. x

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  2. Oh goodness, love this...'you sort of know how to play Mum'!

    I'm betting he will do just fine with the violin.
    Hugs
    A-Mi
    xxx

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  3. How lovely that your boys are so loving towards one another. Is there anything better for a mother's heart? Your heart must be ready to burst.

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  4. "...you sort of know how to play Mum..."! Love it.

    I would be frustrated too with no bow. Bless his little heart.

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  5. Too cute! He may like to see what was on the back of our ute yesterday...Good luck to the little musician to know how to play a musical instrument is a skill that will bring him a life time of joy xx Katherine

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  6. I wish I could find that level of commitment from people I work with. Utterly gorgeous! x

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  7. You have to love that enthusiasm!
    My daughter did violin for a few years, she had a gorgeous glittery blue violin which would have looked fabulous hanging on the wall as art!!! She moved on from violin to chello & then drums...ouch for my ears!!

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  8. Your family is really adorable. I love you, boys.
    Kisses from Brasil
    Nádia
    nadiafariasantos@yahoo.com.br

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  9. So great A-M! I'm sure he will be just like you and make those strings sing in no time!

    Kat :)

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  10. HI A-M, is that violin teensy or what?
    It's Waaaay cute like the little player/artiste.
    Louise

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  11. You can see his concentration!

    My daughter is learning violin and Italian mandolin together - apparently the stringing is the same (my ignorance is shameful). It is giving her such pleasure: it's never too late!

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  12. How sweet! My brother brought home the recorder and I would have MUCH preferred the violin.

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  13. So CUTE! It must be nice to hear that you 'sort of know how to play' hehehehehe! I can't wait to hear how he goes when he finally gets his bow! Just gorgeous!
    Jxx

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  14. very cute...went out and bought the ww crock pot book and am making the lamb stew for dinner, smells good aready cooking away slowly. By the way tenants have a lot more rights than landlords and I'm sure you have to be given 24 hrs notice to take people through your place if the owners are selling it. Do not lay down after all you have been though and say you need 24 hrs notice and between this time and this time suits you.

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  15. Your boys are just so divine A-M! I have been away and am playing catch-up. They are definitely your shining lights! xo

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  16. Aren't you lucky to have such beautiful boys :)

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  17. And imagine how much your heart will burst when he gets a bow next term and starts to play. I can picture the two of you playing together....what a sight and what sound! I'll practice along with you both :)

    Andrea

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  18. I'm sure your 'sort of' know how to play violin is better than my 'sort of' being able to sing. I bought Abba singstar and we've been having heaps of fun with it. Apparently my singing hurts their ears.

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  19. Love! My Mr7 gives me that look too. Just turns me to mush.

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  20. Ah, to bottle those comments would be precious! What a darling. J x

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  21. Can i send my 13 yr old daughter up to you? She just will not practise...

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  22. OMG... My lil A-M... touches my heart. He really is gorgeous. I am adoring my lil A-Ms & you know that.

    Hope one day, when am around, he can play & I will just sit & listen.

    LOVELINESS... hugs to you 3.
    x0x0

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  23. Little darling, he looks so determined. What a wonderful instrument to learn. Rachaelxx

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  24. Your boys are such gorgeousness. xx

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  25. Ahhh so sweet! My Joshua starts strings this year & he also wants to learn the Guitar my house is full of music (well sounds) at the moment & I love it as he has a huge grin on his face :) Hope he is enjoying his new instrument A M :))

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx