Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!!!

Happy Valentines Day!!!!! I got to spend the day with my adorable Music Man. We had a few errands to run and then we got to spend the rest of the day relaxing. You see, he didn't have school today. It was a day for "Professional Development". I don't begrudge the staff for taking the time for this -- they deserve it and it will help my son. I just wish it wasn't happening this month. But we made sure we had a fun day!!!! And it was nice to get to spend the day with just him and have it not be due to him being sick.

First we had errands to run. We needed a few things at Target and I managed to find both him and Big Brother new sneakers. Big Brother is SO HAPPY with the new ones that he wore them for about 3 hours after coming home from school. Music Man on the other hand.....well, let's just say he doesn't like shoes much. I was able to force one of them on his foot and determined that the fit seemed good. Tomorrow morning as he's getting ready to leave for school, we'll get them both on. If they aren't working, I can return them. I made sure of that before making the purchase.

But the main reason we went out was so that he could get a haircut. Music Man is overdue.
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So we went to a place specializing in kid's haircuts. They know us there and know of the issues we face with Music Man's haircuts. We gave him some time to get used to being there and eventually got him to the chair and gave him a quick buzz. He kept his ears covered the whole time, asking "Are you sure?", but he let her do it. This goes down as a success.
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After coming home, I decided to give him a break. So, he played with the iPhone for a while and I just let him go. Then early this afternoon, we tried our first home-based piano lesson being given by me. It went all right. He isn't used to me teaching him like that but we went back to the "Music And Me" philosophy which I think was more his style. Hopefully he'll get used to it and we can allow him to make some progress until he's ready to return to more formal lessons.

It was a very nice Valentine's Day for me and Music Man.


  1. Glad you had a nice day together! Good luck with the piano lessons - working on that with my nearly-6yo. She is making progress, although she likes me to be minimally involved.

    And I feel your pain on the shoes - have trouble with shoes for BOTH my girls! Hope they went on for school okay this morning!

  2. Maryanne, he DID wear the shoes to school all day and the school didn't call to say there was a problem. I had trouble getting them on him this morning though -- the left one (which MUST be put on first) came off at least 5 times in the 10 minutes between me putting the shoe on and when the bus arrived. And he went screaming onto the bus demanding that we take off the shoes. Funnily enough, as soon as he was in his seat (and he thought I could no longer hear him) the complaints magically stopped. ;)

    I've been practicing the piano with him, but this is the first time that I'm actually doing the lessons. I definitely have the experience with the instrument (I took private piano lessons for about 10 years until switching instruments). I'm thinking this will work for a year or so and then we'll do private lessons with someone who is less involved. I even have a candidate in mind.