Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bring Earplugs

As an elementary schooler, did your music class include a unit on the recorder? Did you learn to play Hot Cross Buns? Did you think you sounded incredible, but once you reached adulthood look back and realize that when you practiced, your "music" probably sounded more like fingernails on a chalkboard?


Me too.

And now, my son has picked up the recorder in a quest to both find himself musically and unknowingly show me that what goes around, comes around.

If you stop by our house, might I suggest earplugs?

When I picked up the recorder for the first time in 20+ years and played Hot Cross Buns for Will and Hallie, I BLEW.THEIR.MINDS. They acted like I'd just finished a marathon or won the Nobel Peace Prize. It's nice to have such a supportive and easily impressed audience when I show off my 3rd grade musical stylings...


  1. One, this is amazing and I love how you are laughing while pretending to support him in his endeavor of playing Hot Cross Buns.
    Two, it is nearly impossible to play the recorder while laughing.
    Three, I feel like his recorder playing parallels your whistling...

    1. I couldn't not laugh - it so hysterically awful! And yes, his recorder playing is on a similar level to my whistling…as in, BAD. :)