we finally started piano lessons with my older boys. Yes, my piano does always have music all over it. 'N that's the way it should be.
So, how's it going? Oh, it's going. You know how it is:
at first the kids are excited. They want to learn. They're all fired up watching their progress.
And then. . . it kinda goes downhill. Like a knit sweater with a loose string. You know how it goes. Pull this thread as I walk away 'n all. . .
And by the end you're lying on the floor, lying on the floor. You've come undone.
Anyhow, if karma's a real thing, then I pretty much know what to expect, since I'm teaching my boys, and my mom once taught me. Let me tell you how this is gonna go down:
-I can expect 278 times of banging on the keys out of frustration
-3,093 times of "I hate this!"
-4,495 times of "I QUIT!"
-487 times of "I hate this and I hate you, Mom!" (runs off, slams door.)
I'm sorry, Mom.
And then you can expect from me:
-40,504 times of "It's okay to make a mistake."
-287,098 times of "Now, don't get mad at me!"
1,789,473 times of "No you can NOT quit!"
-5,923,345 times of "YOU'LL THANK ME LATER!" (as they run off and slam the door.)
Sorry, Mom. I want to take this moment to say, "Thank you." Later. As prophesied.
But moving on.
I made my own bench for my piano. I wanted a big one. My "bench for big butts", I called it. I like big butts and I cannot lie.
Oh my gosh, Becky-- look at her butt. It is soo big.
Apparently I have awesome 90's songs on the brain.
Kay anyways-- originally it was covered in burlap. "Big mistake. BIG. Huge."
First off, burlap is kinda messy, isn't it? I mean I love burlap 'n all, but isn't it messy? And further more, does all burlap stink? All the burlap I've used kinda stinks.
Plus it doesn't hold up well under bums, apparently.
I wanted to make a really bad and totally stupid joke about acid farts but I refrained.
So I got to strip this thing on down and pull out a bunch of staples.
Picked out some new fabric at the Hob Lob, and apparently this is a fan favorite 'cause I've seen it a few places on the interwebs.
I'm liking this a lot better.
We'll see how long this holds up.