I thought, "A gift of my choosing...hmmmm"
I asked him what he was going to get himself when he graduates next year. His answer was simple.
"I'm going to buy a nice guitar and learn how to play again"
That really got me thinking.
When I was a child I always wanted to take piano lessons.
I never took lessons though. For one, we didn't have a piano and two, I'm not really sure my parents thought I was serious about learning.
When our son came to us a few years back and said, "I'd like to play the violin" I never thought he was serious either. So I let him try it for a year, we rented the violin since we did not want to invest in something he may not like in a year. Well he likes it. He still plays (his very own violin now) and he wants to play more instruments.
So when the hubby asked me what I was going to get myself I said, "I want learn how to play the piano"
After my first day of work I came home to a brand new keyboard the hubby picked up that day.
I had my first lesson on Wednesday.
I can play two songs already.
I love to sit and play them over and over.
I'm pretty sure if I don't learn how to play another song the boys may make me wear headphones while I practice.
I'm also pretty sure I smile the entire time.
So every week I will go to lessons until I can play independently.
Never in a million years did I think I'd be able to sit down and play the piano. But I can.
So it's true, you can teach an old dog new tricks.
I wonder how many more tricks I have up my sleeve.
|I think I'm gonna name her Ruth after my grandmother.|