February 18, 2010

Two Violinists

Okay, so I am super proud of these two. Big Boy has taken violin since he was 9. Little Boy is on his 3rd year (but 1st with a 'real' teacher). Little Boy has made the biggest strides this past year. He is a devoted practicer and really thinks before he plays. You may recall how he gave himself blisters when perfecting his bow hold back in September. He confided in me the other day on the way to his lesson, that he was really glad I made him take violin. You could have picked up my jaw up off the floor. Not many moments like that come along in my experience as a mom. After all this practicing, now comes the great times when they can play tunes together. It tickles me to no end. Which is probably why I have to really pull teeth to get them to do it. I get the most resistance from Big Boy who has turned a bit surly in his teenaged years. (Help!)

I am also most proud of my husband who will do his Egyptian dance at the drop of a hat. This silly side of him is one reason I married the guy. It's rare that he shows this side to anyone besides me, so please enjoy! The tune they are playing is called Fisher's Hornpipe.
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10 comments:

noyb said...

i always admire musical talent-especially in kids. especially boys! they did fantastic and it was really funny to see the egyptian dance-that was totally unexpected!
we have a surly 14 year old in our family. seems like it happened over night and the sweet boy disappeared. just keep hoping that its a "phase". :)

Kristina P. said...

They both sound amazing!

Eileen said...

Dang! It's not playing! I want to see the Egyptian dance! Oh, and hear the violinists too!

Kelly said...

It's not working right now for me either. Perhaps too many people are lining up for the show. Try again during non-peak hours Eileen!

Kelly said...

I think I fixed it! Try again!

CSIowa said...

Cool! My favorite part was the refusal to bow.

Eileen said...

What talent! Not only was it an Egyptian dance but a hoe down too!

Kelly said...

Yes, you can probably relate to the teenager thing right CSI?

momof5 said...

Troy's little jig just made my morning!

Tracy P. said...

Oh THAT was the best! Oh, and the violins were good, too. He'll never hear the end of it from me.