Wednesday, October 18, 2006

6 Words Every Parent Likes to Hear...


So I'm giving my oldest, Anna (age 7) a piano lesson. We get to a song that is pretty difficult for a seven year old brain to comprehend. Hands moving in different directions at the same time. So, she's just played another piece pretty well. This one stumps her on the first try. She says, "Okay. That's enough for tonight," and begins to close her book. I tell her to take each hand separately first and give it another shot. She plays, then stops, and I can literally see her brain working through the look in her eyes. She then says six words that I loved to hear: "I THINK I CAN GET IT." And then she procedes to do just that! TEACHING MOMENT AT THE V'S HOUSE! If that is the way I could think all day, or even more so, the way the world would think all day, just IMAGINE what the world would be like. Call me an optimist. My daughter, teaching me life lessons. Thanks Anna.

2 comments:

AmberCakes said...

That is such a great story!

Baker said...

Awesome story! I've just started to teach Lauren reading . . . there's just something amazing about watching take a little nudge and run with it.