Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Weekly Wonderings #90

1. Eldest's first middle school band concert was a week ago. He had warned us that the beginner band's pieces were horrid. The lad definitely understands the concept of setting expectations low.

2. Given I have no talent, I was actually quite impressed. Of course, I've been known to enjoy lounge shows, so there you have it.

3. I did wonder, during the concert, if the parents of one of the kids would proudly tell people, puffing up with pride, "My kid plays cymbals in the sixth grade band."

4. Not that I could play them, mind you.

5. Memo to self: Don't say, "See you later, Dumbass" to the dog on your way out the door to church. Your Eldest might think you're talking to him.

6. Another memo to self: When at church, don't call the lady priest's dog "rat dog" in front of the very precocious 4-year-old boy right before the children's service.

7. He'll repeat it.

8. In front of the lady priest.

9. Final memo to self: Consider upping your tithe to the church.

10. Perhaps that will get me back on the right side of things there.

6 comments:

D... said...

I tell you what, these 6th grade musicians impress the heck out of me. Every year, the intermediate school comes to our elementary school right before our Christmas break. There is no way I could guess that they have only been playing for a couple of months. And the same goes when I went to Bubba's Sis' son's band concert. All these kids are amazing!

I couldn't play the cymbals. Seriously, I have no rhythm and lose my beat. I can't even clap on beat.

I definitely think you should up your tithe. ;)

Bubba's Sis said...

(puffing up with pride) MY son plays TROMBONE in the 6th grade band!

:-)

Anne said...

my daughter is in her first year of band with the trumpet. I am dreading having to sit through the concerts. The chorus and orchestra performances are bad enough. I know I am awful, but why do I have to sit through other kids' performances. I just want to see my kid.

It happens all the time, you think, watch what you say in front of the kids. Then, you slip. Then, whatever you said gets repeated at the worst opportunity. I spend more time backpedaling after slipping in front of the kids to try to keep them from repeating what I just said.

Momisodes said...

Aww, I bet the concert was great! I also played in band during middle school :) Fun times!

Um...yea, slipping in a bit extra dollar bills wouldn't hurt ;)

Julia said...

I love how kids have the tendency to repeat everything. That leads to some very funny moments.

Janet said...

The lady priest should know better than to have a rat dog.

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