Of Pianos and Pirouettes

piano     So obviously school has started and that is all going quite well. Lily has formed some sort of recess club whose goal is to solve problems. Seriously, she told us that was why it existed. I told her to get to work on peace in the Middle East, but she said they were more focused on some boys who are throwing rocks at people. So really not that different from Obama’s agenda. Hannah is most excited about the “little potty” that she goes in ALL BY HERSELF. Not quite sure how that differs from the one we have here, but it seems to be a constant source of excitement at the end of her preschool day.

But with the start of school is the start of extracurricular activites. I have mentioned before that I let the girls pick one activity at a time and then we try and make them stick with it. Hannah has been asking to be a ballerina for so long. So I signed her up. Which of course led Lily to complain and wail that it wasn’t fair that she couldn’t do dance. Even though she did dance for two years and complained EVERY SINGLE LESSON that she didn’t want to do it anymore. So I refused to sign her up again. Making me the meanest mommy ever.

Lily instead is taking piano lessons. After the first lesson she told me that piano is WAY better than dance and she wanted to make sure to let Hannah know. The same Hannah who I keep finding skipping her nap and sneaking into her leotard and ballet slippers instead, dancing around the house. Somehow I don’t think she will be swayed. So I am happy to report that both girl’s love their choices and are practicing diligently. Well if practicing includes pounding on the piano notes totally unrelated to her lesson books and putting on a leotard and spinning around saying “I a ballerina.” Why do I have a feeling there are going to be some very interesting recitals in our future?


  1. That was a great post. Isn’t it amazing how often they change their minds! Looking forward to hear how they do with their choices.

  2. How adorable! In the future one can play while the other dances to her sister’s music. =)
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  3. Yay! My oldest is three, so she started her first class this year. She’s enjoying gymnastics. It’s fun to watch, but her little sister is wanting to go to ‘nastics too.
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  4. Adam Shepherd says:

    Lily sounds just acts just like her mom used to!!!!!
    Cannot wait to see Sammy in a month or less

  5. My girls both did gymnastics for a little while……until they reached that point of not wanting to go to class. Now that they are a bit older, they are wanting to try again, but I think we will just try it as a week-long summer camp activity as opposed to a year-round committment.

    They do both take piano lessons, however, and that is something we are going to stick with for a long time. I love seeing them develop in a skill that will bring them pleasure all their life.
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  6. It’s great that they both love their activities!! I know my younger daughter will enjoy just about anything I put her in. I can’t seem to find anything my older daughter has really taken to. Still searching…
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