Tuesday, 20 September 2011, Day 301/365.
I have to admit that when I take JJ out to an adult thing he’s usually pretty good. I mostly let him take his DS just incase he needs to entertain himself but he doesn’t always use it.
I do get the “I’m bored”, “I want to go home” whines sometimes but usually he’s excellent.
Last Tuesday we went to a friend’s going away and as it was an evening thing I only planned to stay for a little while so I could get him home to bed at a reasonable hour. If I didn’t take him it would mean not going, or organising childcare for a few hours which is probably more disruptive sometimes.
He knew most of my friends who were there so was able to chat to them. There was a piano at this place and as I’ve shared before, he’s been learning piano.
After we’d been there for about an hour he asked me if he could play the piano. I said to ask the owner and she said it was fine so off he went. The piano was upstairs and most of us were downstairs.
As I said he’s only been learning the piano for a few weeks but he’s got a couple of tunes he’s memorised and a friend showed him an easy one which he’s since played every day.
It was great to see him do this of his own accord and get off the hand-held game. And he enjoyed himself.
Thanks for visiting my blog Jen. I love your photos and your blog design. You are a really talented photographer. And isnt JJ cute – I recall learning the piano all those years ago (and complaining to my mother about why I had to play the wretched thing) and the fact is its a wonderful skill to be able to make your own music. Hope JJ continues to love it, and clearly he is, and make beautiful music.
Thanks Lilly, I love comments like this. I’m glad you like the blog design (I’m still getting away with free themes and my own tweaks) and I especially like the photography feedback.
I too hope JJ continues to play the piano. He does complain a bit about piano lessons!