Music has always enhanced my life. even as a little youngster, I would play my guitar quietly on a hill and be by myself and happy for hours. I now can give that to my children.
when I was little, I was unable to touch anything. I will not do that to my kids. so, yesterday, as a test to myself, we purchased a drum set, mandolin and clarinet. you know, cover all the bases. woodwind, percussion, stringed and eventually brass. maybe a saxophone will take care of that when the time is right.
my first impulse was to not let them tinker with anything. my second impulse was the same. then it occurred that they need to be able to try and to fail if need be. I would just have to do my best to be patient through this. But, I do not want to risk my kids creativity for my selfish quirks.
I did pose one rule though. no messing with the tuners, the knobs or the drum hardware. I couldn't figure out who was more excited, the kids or the wife or me. YAY!!!! well, my neighbors probably hate us currently or at least when we play the drums.
I'm so glad that I got over my instilled fear they would mess something up. they had a ball, we had a ball and all in all it is awesome.
So, I see progress. I see children who have an ability and I do not want to burden them needlessly. so i'm sitting back and saying rock on!
What have you done lately to break out of some old ingrained thoughts or attitudes? was it as loud and booming as the drums or as quiet as a striking serpent? either way, I hope you're making a ruckus.