Me and my kiddo

Me and my kiddo

Saturday, February 6, 2010

All The Brass

It's a little intimidating when your child tells you he wants to be "all the brass"!  Pick an instrument?  Na, he'll do every horn in the orchestra!  Our friend plays trumpet, so I figured it was worth an introductory trial. * see photos

Other things to share:

This week's Objectivist Roundup:

Cute antics:
• knowing where we were going, but asking anyway and having a ball with the response.
Cameron: Where are we going?
Rachel: To the moon
Cameron: (laughing) No, you can't drive there!
Rachel: What would happen if I tried?
He contemplated and then launched into an elaborate explanation of how I didn't have wings or rocket engines... I wish I'd had a tape recorder to catch all the scenarios he imagined!

• continuing his habit of describing his actions / thoughts in detail as he completes a project.  In the social group, they've been trying to get him to get someone's attention first so that they know he's talking to them.  This week they asked him, "Cameron, who are you talking to?"  Apparently, he looked up, looked around, saw no one was paying attention, and answered, "Myself."

The Trumpet Experience:

Listening for the sound

Looking for the sound

Practicing the mouth position

Making sound with the mouth piece

Putting the mouthpiece on the trumpet

Learning how to hold it

Cameron's first notes on a trumpet

He liked it

He liked it a lot

He decided it was OK for Athena to have a try

She gave it a try

He liked it more

and some more!

And to think, I actually asked our friend to bring the trumpet... Cameron had a bit of a change.  If pressed, he used to say he wanted to play the french horn.  Now, trumpet tops the list :)

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