Thursday, February 12, 2009

A very SPECIAL surprise

Last night was Bible Study so Kaish got to bed LATE.
Like almost 2-hours-later-than-normal late.
You can just imagine with me how delightful he is
the morning after...
(I assure you it is something you would never forget)
Needless to say, getting to school in happy spirits was difficult.
It was a chaotic day.
Tons of appointments, etc.
I brought him home from school and shortly after our arrival
Lo and Behold there is a catastrophe in the bathroom.
I am not sure of the exact details...
but somehow,
Chuck E. Cheese tokens ended up in the toliet.
Please imagine with me if you will,
after reaching into the toliet and pulling out some
highly valuable Chuck E. Cheese tokens
(because seriously, that's how glamorous my life is)
hearing these words
"Guess What, Mom?!?! My homework tonight
is to play this new recorder.
I get to play it EVERY night for 30 minutes.
It's the best homework ever"




It's so beautiful.
(if you like the sound of honking geese...
LOUD honking geese.)
Please let me know
if you would like to have your own private concert
with Kaish.
He is available for concerts
Monday thru friday from 3:30-6:30.
I will even let you pick him up from school
and do his homework with him.
'cause that's just how nice I am...

29 comments:

Pumpkin Delight said...

Oh, that is so funny! Our 3rd graders get the recorder...is he in 3rd grade?
The first few days after getting them, the playground sounds like a flock of dying geese. The good news, for your ears any way, the excitement wears off after a couple of days. :) It's great that they get so excited about it!

Mom on the Run said...

That is funny. I remember my parents discouraging me from playing the violin. I regret not having a musical instrument I can play. My daughter plays clarinet and loves it. Getting her to practice is a challenge. I give her a friendly reminider but don't nag. I seems to work for her.

Gabe's Girl said...

I started giggling like a school girl. How funny. I remember those recorder days! Thank Goodness they are behind me! I hope....

Liz said...

OMGosh... that is too funny! I remember playing the recorded for school. I wonder if I drove my parents crazy with it? Hang in there... maybe he'll get bored with it quickly.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

OMGOSH I remember that silly thing from when my kids were in school. Is it still around???? I think I might pass on the offer but I love the pictures ;)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

R~gonna pass on the concert as I too have my own recorder player in the home! 3rd year and well....Nuff said?

Thanks for your prayers for my family.

NNG

Jennifer Bowen said...

Oh my goodness...my son had the recorder class last year. He was very enthusiastic about it at first, but got bored somewhere along the way. I thought he played it well. Don't worry...it gets better with time. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, I remember the good ol' recorder. I have 2 words for you: EAR PLUGS!!!!
Lo played the baritone in 6th and 7th grade...she had to practice at home and it sounded like a cruise ship taking off w/ the big hooooonnnnkkkk.
I feel for you.
SO glad that I am not the only one living such a glamourous life. :)

jennykate77 said...

You are SO nice...and oh-so-funny!! Yeah, take it from a former teacher...I know all about recorders and their geese-honking sounds! Oy! Pretty soon he'll be able to play Mary Had a Little Lamb or some nice song like that! :)

Have a fabulous Friday!

ness said...

Excellent post. It captured all the real irony of parenting in just a few short sentences...

and it reminded me of the time I found myself sewing the legs back onto Mattie's rubber spider that she loved with all heart. Her tears were so real and so elephant-like, I swallowed my revulsion for touching the rubber tarantula to literally re-attach it's awful little buggy legs with plastic thread.

Here's to you, Mommy!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

How funny, I remember when my kids brought home one of those and I tried to hide them (that was an awful Mom wasn't it?) I hope you and your family have a Happy Valentine's Day

April said...

Oh, boy, did that ever bring back memories!!! My girls played the recorder, and I use that word VERY loosely! It was about the worst sound my delicate ears have ever heard, but I always smiled like it was sweetest, most angelic music ever. LOL!

Kaishon is such a ham in front of the camera...that smile of his just lights up the room, I'm sure!

Have a wonderful day...Happy Honking! :) Love ya!♥

Grandma J said...

I'm picturing you fishing tokens out of the toilet! That Kaishon is a hoot!

SassyMomma said...

SO funny! For me, not you of coarse! ;)
(Maybe with a little luck the Recorder will go down the toilet with the Chuck e. Cheese tokens. LOL.)

SassyMomma said...

I gave you an award on my blog! =)

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

You poor thing! I seriously hope our girls have no desire to play an instrument. Take that back...I would love it if they learned to play the piano. :)

Dirtbikes and Divas said...

oh, the days or recorders.....another reason I decided to homeschool(just kidding but it was a plus)

He And Me + 3 said...

That is hysterical. I cannot wait for the recorder days to hit our house. Ugh. That is the worst sounding instrument ever. LOud honking geese. Too funny. I say get a pair of earplugs and pretend you are listening. LOL

Courtney and the Boys said...

Can I just say how adorable your blog is? Thank you for visiting mine (and I'm always seeing you leave comments on countless other people's blogs, too, through I Heart Faces...I bet you'll be their Spotlighted Fan soon!) and for always being so sweet and genuine. :)

My oldest son is only 4 but I'm already dreading the day that he brings home a musical instrument. :)

Courtney

gretchen said...

That is funny...God bless you. Do all kids have to do that because I am not looking forward to recorder practice. I thnk they will have to do it outside. Happy Valentine's Day!

jlo said...

I hate when my kids don't get to bed on time. The mornings are a nightmare. I laughed out loud that Kaishon has a recorder. I get to listen to that every year outside my classroom door as the third graders practice!! Hot Crossed Buns???

RR Mama said...

I have some ear plugs you can have if that will help! I know your pain sister. And the funniest name I have ever seen, I just saw recently...Buck Buckalew...seriously!

Kricia Morris Photography said...

That's SO sweet of you. Really, deep down, I know you're simply doing it to spread the love of all things musical! lol Tell you what, I'll trade you his recorder session for an afternoon of Thomas the Train with my three year old, loud sound effects included! lol Great blog girl!

Audra Krell said...

Hey! We haven't visited in a while. Missed ya! Actually you haven't missed my radio debut, if you go to www.Drrus.com, you'll see a button that says "Listen" to Audra Krell and that is actually my debut radio interview back in November. Hope things are going well. I'm sure K will be playing the recorder on the radio before long!

Marilyn said...

Ah, the joys of boys. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my cat and grandsons. Thanks also for visiting my blog. Your Kaishon is darling. I know those Chucky Cheese tokens won't get that cutie in trouble. You have a great blog.

Anonymous said...

I would love a personal concert. I played oboe in school. That sounded like a honking goose, too.

Ragan said...

Oh my gosh, that is too funny! I'm so glad my kids haven't gotten that assignment ;)

Kristin said...

Ha Ha!! You are too funny! I'm so glad you visited my blog today!
My daughters have a recorder too, so I can feel your pain! LOL

So glad to "meet" you!!

Kristin

Deb said...

Oh, I've had my fair share of private concerts from two. I still have one more to go. Fortunatly there is a couple years break in between.