So, I believe in totally paying into your child’s esteem level where they CAN and CAN’T hear it. I know that the cellist sneaks and reads the blog sometimes (not that he can’t, he just doesn’t like to seem like he’s all that interested) so here goes.
My son rocks. He can play the cello, and tap dance. He’s a seventh year honor student. Meaning, he has been on the honor roll since he’s been able to. That’s four quarters a year since KINDERGARTEN. He’s awesome sauce and I love him with all of my heart.
Obviously before Mr. Nicholes and I got married, we had the cellist. Mr. Nicholes attended college in Illinois while I attended college in Wisconsin. So, the cellist was my first roommate in my very own apartment. He had his own room and I had my own. We still like it that way today. LOL!
I’m in total awe of the young man that he has turned into. While we still have to CONSTANTLY remind him to do things that one would have to constantly remind an 11 year old to do, we do NOT have to remind him to still show that he loves us. He’s affectionate and he thinks that his parents are pretty cool – albeit lame – but still cool enough to still come up to the school.
Today, I want to leave you with a video of him tap dancing to “Superstitious” by Stevie Wonder. No, we don’t own the rights to it, but hopefully no one goes all weirdo on me and says that we’re trying to steal it. :-\
I think that it’s pretty obvious who my child is. He has so much SPUNK when he dances. Often times I forget that he’s a kid tap dancing because sometimes we have to force our children to take a liking to something that needs SO. MUCH. WORK.
Now if I could just get him to LOVE the cello that way, instead of tolerate it.
~Make It A Fantastic Day!