it’s all your fault, amy.

it’s all your fault, amy.

TODAY! Oh my gosh TODAY!

Today marks the most AWESOME EVER DAY for our 6th-grade kiddo. There has been a countdown for this day.

Today is new clarinet day.

And I have a new hashtag: #thanksalotamy

Pfffft.

Seriously. Bouncing off the walls. We nearly tackled him when he came home from school today and yelled, “WELL??????” And he just BEAMED. He threw open the little case, put it together, and hit those first notes.

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I accidentally yelled, “Oh my god MY EARS!!!” Those first few notes hurt, y’all.

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And by this time he was giggling a lot, too.

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Then, there was a story about how his band teacher used to walk around his town and put in about 40 hours per week just blowing into the mouthpiece. So he did that. Only lasted about three minutes, though. Thank you, Jesus.

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He actually sounded pretty good at times.

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Then, the 3rd grader came home from school. He circled his older brother like a lion.

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Did you know that children get very bad ideas ALL ON THEIR OWN? We didn’t even have to prompt this.

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That younger one WANTED the clarinet. NEEDED it even. BEGGED.

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Then we almost lost him to a bad note.

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And then, as I watched Holden try to explain how to play the clarinet, this happened. I HAVE BEEN HIS MOTHER FOR 7.5 YEARS AND HAVE MISSED THAT DIMPLE IN HIS LEFT CHEEK. How? Also, I cannot wait until Ewan has children of his own and has to feed them baby food. He’s going to make the best faces on accident we’ll ever see.

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Holden explained the different sections…

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And then maybe got confused that it was a guitar???

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And then I’m not quite sure what he was explaining here.

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But he handed it over. And little bro rocked it out! We very well might have a little wind band here. (For once, I’m not talking about gassy children.)

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But Ewan has decided he wants to play the French Horn instead. It plays the Star Wars theme.

BTW, Amy was Holden’s teacher in elementary school who taught him to play the recorder. As much as we cringed our way through it IT WAS OH SO PAINFUL, it’s been awesome. He LOVES playing music. #thanksalotamy For real. <3

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  1. Sarah

    I loved this post and all the pictures that went with it!! So fun! (I played flute and clarinet back in the day.)

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