Originally posted by shidin0117 Originally posted by Nisha0604
Sorry compatriots, I was WIA
Violin lesson for teenager (the teacher cancelled at , I changed my NT password at work and my phone email didnt update until I synced it after I dropped him off
)and tennis for younger one, and then a piano recital at the piano teacher's house at 7:30 IST WE THOUGHT, but it was at 8:00 AM IST.We as a family are CHRONIC about forgetting dates, times and places. "What time da?" I asked my teenager he goes, she said it was her house and TODAY!!
Atleast you remember the month!!! I am like "Raatri full a ingeye irukalama (can we stay here the whole night?) He was like "Ummm... I cant remember the time"
ARGHHH!! Any way many kids didnt show up, paavam, she is 82 and still tirelessly teaches... my oldest plays the piano like II sings... I bet all the Desi kids in this country play great too... but I find the teacher makes him play a couple extra pieces just so everyone can hear how good he is. The teacher has a another 84 year old room mate, who absolutely adores his playing, every Saturday she will hold my hands at the Y and say "I havent heard a boy play the piano like this"
He? Wants to give it up... I was emotionally blackmailing him on the way home saying how two Paattis are rooting for him
. He reluctantly agreed... I so wish he wont give up learning and playing. I live ina all white gaon, there is no access to Carnatic or Hindustani music. THIS IS IT. When we gather around the piano at friends' homes after Thanksgiving dinner, every one plays... I told him, learn TEN superbly well. It will give people joy wherever you go.
I wish I played like him, I would never quit
He played a River Flows in You and & Pachelbel -Canon in D
Wow Nisha, ur son is accomplished, pls ask him to continue. Do more emotional blackmailing but dont let him discontinue. When I see the kids nowadays, how I wish I had learnt something, dance, singing. That parents also never encouraged and other factors also affected. My son plays tabla on all the things at home..oven, window panes, table, his sisters head, but when we ask to go learn under a professional, he is like no mom I want to stay at home and be lazy. Now he is into only football, karate(wants to discontinue), swimming (only with half heart)..
Makes me want to back 25 yrs back and re-live my life in a different way. Kash
Shilpa, My husband and I never had any grand expectations from the kids, ALWAYS WENT WITH THE FLOW you know... its the greatest advantage of living in a no Desi town, and sending kids to a no Desi kid school... its very liberating... I found a flyer 12 years ago on my door after work one night it was "grand opening" for some piano studio, I randomly took him... hamare 10 pushton mein kisi ne piano nahi bajaya
who knows about these Western instruments yaar... just for discipline I would take him every Monday I think, until we switched to the 82 year old teacher 10 years ago... she thinks he is too advanced for her teaching level she is begging him to find another teacher, I found another one... but he thinks differently
Living a loong healthy life is important, its OK if he doesnt become Elton John I think sometimes... hamari kab tak sunenge nahi? HE IS AN ANGEL... NOT ONE TANTRUM. Even today when we returned after dinner at 6:00 AM IST, I said "I will give you three minutes to shower, and wear a decent button down shirt for the recital" he was ready in three
My 7 year old? GHANTA nahaya, ek ghanta apne baal gel karey usne, jaise uski baraat ho aaj
Edited by Nisha0604 - 7 years ago