The boy and his music

The boy is fantastic at music and musical instruments. 

In Grade 1 he started learning the Violin and he picked it up very quickly. Because he has Aspergers he decided after two years that he had learnt it all and gave it up. His teacher nearly cried…

Then he decided to learn the Flute. Same thing again – the teacher was amazed during his first lesson that he had never played before. Fast forward twelve months and again he gave it up because he had learnt it. 

The trumpet was the next instrument to be given a whirl. By now he was teaching himself to play songs via ear and youtube. 

After another year of this (and of being sent up to the back fence to practise where I couldn’t be deafened – sorry neighbours!) he gave up again. 

There has been no more requests to learn any more instruments but it is a waste of talent. The only music he does now is at school.

Which brings us to the music concert at school last term. His class had to show off their learned talents on the glockenspiels much to the delight of us watching parents. What better way to spend an evening!!! 

Whilst every other student was concentrating hard on their notes, the boy was looking around the room, shaking his head at me taking his picture and not looking impressed at all and generally not concentrating on what he was doing, and he did it all without missing a beat.

Last week the boy came home from school with an Academic Award! Just one.

In Music.

He is not impressed. 


Versatile Blogger Award

What an honour! I woke up this morning to find that I had been given a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ by Life as Mummy Max 

Wow! Thanks you!!

I have to tell you seven things about myself in accepting this award – so here goes!

  1. Ummm…. can’t think of anything.
  2. No really I can’t….
  3. Ok, here goes.
  4. I have started to enjoy craft after years of hating it. What is with that?
  5. I hate my feet. I really really do. Do they do feet transplants by any chance?
  6. I don’t understand people who hate participating in sport.
  7. I used to be a weightlifter in the Aust Team in a past life.
  8. Mornings come far to quickly for my liking.
  9. I love my coffee! I could never give up my coffee.
  10. And  last one….I love sweeping the floor. I sweep it at least 8 times a day. At least.

Now i get to pass this award onto fifteen newly discovered bloggers (discovered by me anyway!)

And the winners are.

1. Holy Crap I’m Cooking

2. The Mother Experiment

3. Adventures in Aspergers

4. Martyr-hood

5. The Yummy Mummy Blog

6. Gettin’ funky with an Underachiever 

7. The YummyMummy Train

8. Not Even a Bag of Sugar

9. Mummy and the Beastie

10. Chocolate, Carbs and CMT

11. Koautism

12. I’m a pixie mama

13. In a Beautiful Pea Green Boat

14. Crap Mama

15. Land of Little Princesses