Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sarah's new violin!

I am blogging even though I SHOULD be cleaning up the kitchen and ironing the clothes for the morning.  Procrastinating is such a lovely option, though, isn't it?

Just thought you might like to see Sarah's violin skills lately..

 See?  This can be a guitar, a cello, AND a violin!  And did you know markers can be a bow?

It is a bit awkward to use, however.

 Here is her newer model.  Much more compact.

 She made sure to include a shoulder rest just like Josh's.  Makes it much more comfortable to use.

And it stores so nicely.  I told you it was compact!

Sarah loves her special instruments, but she does realize that a real, live violin would sound better.  She finds pictures of real ones around, and brings them to me, asking me if she can have "one of these tiny violins."  I always tell her, yes, someday.  (Josh's teacher says it's fine if we wait a year or two for her, although I would like to get her started if we had the extra cash doing Suzuki, or something.  Anyone want to donate or discount some lessons for this poor, desperate girl?!  Or have a "tiny" violin laying around you don't need anymore??)  Okay, I'm kidding.  Kind of.

And don't worry.  She has not given up her dreams of playing piano and cello as well.  Just tonight I was letting her watch some Youtube videos.  I typed in Itsy Bitsy Spider, per her request.  She scanned all the thumbnails, trying to select the perfect Itsy Bitsy Spider video to view, and decided on a piano tutorial on how to PLAY Itsy Bitsy Spider.  She watched it intently, and then watched several more tutorials featuring various other favorite tunes.  Of course, her little fingers were poised just perfectly on the desk, playing along.

Oh.  And just so you know, she is unique, but not THAT crazy.  After that, she did get to business watching some good old water spout fun cartoons.  I wonder when she will ever tire of that song?

Have a great week, everyone! 

1 comment:

  1. That is so precious! I wish I had a tiny violin to give her! :D Someday we'll probably find she performing at the Carnegie hall, and all because of the Itsy Bitsy Spider!